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If you'd like to attend the Republican Presidential Debate this month but don't have the funds to spare, you can enter online to get free tickets.
Just go here and scroll down to the next-to-last "FREE" option to put your name in the hat for the lottery drawing of non-reserved seats. The deadline to enter the lottery is today. After that, the cheapest way to actually get a reserved seat is to join the $10 per month SCGOP Silver Elephant Club for an initial $10 fee. It appears there is also a $120 option on the debate ticket site that includes the Silver Elephant membership. WPDE has some coverage on the lottery here.
Not everyone is happy to see so many charges for admission to the SCGOP events. WBTW has a story about that here.