CHARLESTON, South Carolina (CNN) - South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson is challenging the eight Democratic presidential candidates on the issue of taxes, in back-to-back questions submitted for Monday's presidential debate.
The GOP chairman posted the questions Friday on YouTube, which is co-hosting this debate with CNN and the South Carolina Democratic Party.
"Most of you have voted to repeal the Bush tax cuts, and on the campaign trail you've promised to raise taxes," Dawson said in his first question. "Please put a dollar amount on how much you intend to raise our taxes."
In his second question, the state GOP chairman asked the candidates to state their definition of wealthy and middle class.
"There is a legitimate debate in our country about whether to cut taxes or raise taxes," Dawson said. "Democrats define Republican tax cuts as tax cuts for the wealthy. Republicans say tax cuts are for people who actually pay taxes. At the core of this debate, the disagreement seems to be about how the two parties define wealthy and middle class. I'd like to hear your definition of the terms wealthy and middle class."
Dawson's questions are just two of the more than 2,400 submitted so far by people eager to hear the candidates address their concerns. The debate will be moderated by CNN's Anderson Copper and airs live from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. ET with a replay at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT.
– CNN Political Editor Mark Preston