MSNBC host Rachel Maddow will moderate a Democratic candidates’ forum in South Carolina next month. The South Carolina Democratic Party made the announcement today, saying Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley will participate. Vice President Joe Biden will be invited to take part, should he declare his candidacy. Last week, during a panel at Advertising Week, Maddow thought Biden would stay out of the race.
“As the place for politics, we at MSNBC are looking forward to bringing this forum to a national audience,” said MSNBC president Phil Griffin in a statement. “And, with Rachel Maddow leading the night, it’s guaranteed to be a lively and insightful conversation with each candidate.”
The forum, dubbed the “First in the South Presidential Candidates Forum,” will be held at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., and will air on MSNBC on Nov. 6.
The Democrats will have a sanctioned debate in South Carolina in January–NBC will host.