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South Carolinians go to the polls this month to vote in primary elections for governor, lieutenant governor and other statewide offices. Do you know where the gubernatorial hopefuls stand on issues important to people 50 and older?

AARP South Carolina hosted a forum in February attended by six of the eight candidates for governor. Questions included how to help more workers in the state save for retirement, how to keep utilities affordable and how to help more people age at home.

South Carolinians 50-plus comprised 41 percent of voters in the 2016 elections, according to exit polls. The primaries are Tuesday, June 12, and the runoffs, Tuesday, June 26.

AARP does not endorse candidates but encourages voters to learn about their positions on issues. To watch a video of the gubernatorial forum, go to

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