Debate highlights: Candidates agree colleges campuses should stay open (Audio)

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Governor Mark Sanford created a stir in 2009 when he suggested closing three colleges in the state to deal with a budget shortfall. Sanford has sinced backed off that statement but the question came up again in Tuesday night gubernatorial debate held at Winthrop University. Moderators asked if colleges or universities in the state should be closed to save funds. Responses included:
(Lt. Governor Andre Bauer says closing colleges would slam the door on opportunities for many students MP3)
Lt. Governor Andre Bauer says closing colleges would slam the door on opportunities for many students MP3
(Democrat State Senator Vincent Sheheen agreed, MP3)
Democrat Vincent Sheheen on closing colleges
(Nikki Haley and the rest of the candidates agreed that technical colleges need more attention MP3)
Nikki Haley and the rest of the candidates agreed that technical colleges need more attention MP3
Also taking part: State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex, State Senator Robert Ford, and State Attorney General Henry McMaster. Congressman Gresham Barrett did not attend because of a vote in Washington.