Republican candidate for South Carolina’s First Congressional District, Katie Arrington, right, voices a difference of opinion as to why incumbent Rep. Nancy Mace was a no-show for the Republican Party Candidate Forum for the U.S. House race on Thursday afternoon at the Dataw Island Clubhouse. At far left is Ashley Cranfill, field director for Rep. Mace. Mace had indicated she would attend but later backed out, citing committee meetings she had to attend. Since the event, the three-way Republican primary race has become a two-person battle as Lynz Piper-Loomis has thrown her support behind Arrington. Photo by Bob Sofaly.