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ELECTION 2014: Lindsey Graham's GOP opponents in West Columbia forum next month

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's four announced GOP contenders have been invited to appear together in West Columbia next month at a luncheon hosted by the First Tuesday Republican Club of Richland and Lexington Counties.

Easley businessman Richard Cash, Orangeburg attorney Bill Connor and Charleston PR executive Nancy Mace said they will attend a Dec. 3 political forum at Brookland Baptist Church at 1066 Sunset Blvd. in West Columbia. State Sen. Lee Bright, R-Spartanburg, was not immediately available Tuesday to confirm whether he will attend the forum. The four have announced their intent to run against Graham in June's GOP primary.

The forum will begin at 1 p.m. in the church convention center, said Tom Fort, vice-chairman of the First Tuesday Republican Club. Contact Celestine Parker, by noon Monday, Dec. 2 at for ticketing information.