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NEWS: Noble joins gov’s race; 3 Dems, 4 GOPers now running

NEWS: Noble joins gov’s race; 3 Dems, 4 GOPers now running

Noble to attack culture of corruption at Statehouse

Staff reports (updated, 10 a.m.)  |   Charleston businessman Phil Noble is the latest Democrat to join the race to be elected governor in 2018.  He announced his candidacy this morning in Charleston. 

Last week, state Rep. James Smith, D-Richland, joined the race.  Previously, self-described “dark horse” Democratic candidate Philip Cheney of Anderson has announced he was running.

Republicans running for the seat held by the GOP since 2003 include incumbent Henry McMaster, Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant of Anderson, former Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill of Kingstree and former state agency head Catherine Templeton of Mount Pleasant.

by · 10/11/2017 · 2018, News
McMaster, Bryant, McGill and Templeton

BRACK: Despite challengers, McMaster favored in governor’s race

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher  |  After mentioning the lieutenant governor was probably going to jump into the 2018 race for governor, the guy – a well-educated professional with at least two college degrees – asked, “Who’s the lieutenant governor?”

“Kevin Bryant,” I replied. 

“Then who’s the governor?” he asked.

“Henry McMaster.”

“O.K.  I’ve heard of him.”

Therein lies the challenge for the growing field of Republicans with gubernatorial aspirations:  McMaster, while not brimming with strength, has buckets of name recognition …

by · 07/28/2017 · Andy Brack, Commentary
Gov. Henry McMaster making remarks at the March dedication of a new inland port in Dillon, S.C.

BRACK: It’s time for McMaster to share his policy vision with S.C.

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | Henry McMaster has wanted to be governor for about as long as I can remember. He ran and lost a couple of times. So when he became lieutenant governor, he seemed to be a shoe-in for the 2018 nomination. Then, his predecessor resigned for a federal job, making McMaster’s dream come true.

After wanting the golden governorship for so long, you’d think it almost automatic that he’d set a blazing path of things he’s wanted to do all of these years.

by · 04/07/2017 · Andy Brack, Commentary

NEWS: Meet your next lieutenant governor

By Bill Davis, senior editor | Spoiler alert: State Sen. Kevin Bryant (R-Anderson) will be your next lieutenant governor. There’s just a bunch of things that have to happen first.

And, in some ways, this is all President-elect Donald Trump’s fault … with a little help from a snafu in some state-enabling legislation.

Trump has nominated Gov. Nikki Haley (R-S.C.) to be this country’s next ambassador to the United Nations. Her vetting could happen as early as next week, or it could drag out into March, depending on how Trump’s transition progresses through Congress.

by · 01/13/2017 · News
Up for Friendship 9, down for many

Up for Friendship 9, down for many

Thumbs up for the Friendship 9, Uber, Gov. Nikki Haley, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, ethics and the S.C. Supreme Court. Thumbs down for the death of Charles Townes. Down also to DHEC, Rep. Jonathon Hill, Obama administration, tax swap, former Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill and an abortion ban proposal.

by · 01/30/2015 · Features, Scorecard