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On behalf of our member businesses and entire community, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the official website for the Congressional Black Caucus Institute Myrtle Beach Democratic Presidential Primary Debate in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We are thrilled to host the upcoming Democratic debate and eager to welcome thousands of visitors to the Myrtle Beach area. We look forward to making history in 2008 and hope you will join us.

- Brad Dean, President and CEO
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce


Welcome to the official Democratic Presidential Primary Debate web site. The Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute (CBC Institute) has partnered with the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and CNN to produce this historic Debate.  This Debate is part of the Institute's ongoing program to educate the American public and enable them to make informed decisions on critical issues.  We are particularly delighted to host this exciting event in Myrtle Beach, a dynamic community that has rolled out the red carpet to make this event successful in every way.

- U.S. Congressman Bennie G. Thompson
Chair, CBC Institute Board


I was pleased to work with the Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute to insure Myrtle Beach's selection as the site of its Democratic Presidential Debate. This Grand Strand community looks forward to welcoming the Democratic presidential candidates and the thousands of visitors who will come to South Carolina for this historic event. I am sure this debate at the Palace Theatre in Myrtle Beach will be a memorable one for all involved.

- U. S. Congressman James E. Clyburn
6th Congressional District
South Carolina


I am pleased that the Congressional Black Caucus Institute has selected Myrtle Beach, South Carolina as the backdrop for their Democratic Presidential Debate. America needs and deserves leadership that is morally conscious, fiscally responsible, and socially just. This debate will afford the candidates a vital opportunity to outline their strategy for strengthening families and building a better America.

- Congresswoman Carolyn C. Kilpatrick
Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus