SC Gov Henry McMaster has the personality and comedic delivery that that opponent John Warren lacks in the Republican runoff for governor. Not that either should matter. He also has what does matter, experience and understanding of the job.
I escaped the seething rage (on all sides) that accompanies President Donald Trump when I spent a week with adolescents on our parish’s annual mission work trip to Appalachia. We would all be blessed to accept such a gift from God.
A tiny minority of voters will decide the June 26 SC Republican primary runoff election between Gov Henry McMaster and John Warren. We need a primary system that encourages more people to vote, so we’ll have candidates more voters like.
SCE&G spent billions of dollars in a now-abandoned attempt to build nuclear reactors because the Legislature passed a likely unconstitutional law rewarding the utility for overspending. The attorney general should warn lawmakers about such problems.
SC Gov Henry McMaster vetoed a bill to expunge more criminal records, saying ‘criminal history should not be erased.’ The Legislature, urged on by the powerful SC Chamber of Commerce, could try to override the veto at its June 27 session.
SC Gov Henry McMaster and Rep James Smith are honest, trustworthy men of integrity who have proved themselves by their very visible actions in elected office. Their opponents in Tuesday’s Republican and Democratic primaries can’t say that.
If the usual two-thirds of SC registered voters sit out the June 12 Republican and Democratic primaries, the candidates in the November general election will be picked by extremists: the most partisan, ideological and angry.
Voters in the June 12 SC Republican primary will be asked if they should be allowed to register by party. The non-binding referendum is essentially political polling, funded by the public. The GOP goal is closed primaries.
Catherine Templeton, the SC Republican candidate for governor, has made repeated claims about guns and taxes, herself and Gov Henry McMaster, that are not true. It raises character questions and makes it hard to believe anything she says.
Wednesday’s SC Republican gubernatorial debate provided some insight but little direction for voters looking to choose among Gov Henry McMaster, Lt Gov Kevin Bryant, former Lt Gov Yancey McGill, Katherine Templeton and John Warren.
The June 12 Republican primary race for SC attorney general is all about what incumbent Alan Wilson did or didn’t do to help political consultant Richard Quinn, who was the target of Solicitor David Pascoe’s corruption investigation.
The SC Pregnancy Accommodations Act will help mothers continue to work during pregnancy and after childbirth, by requiring reasonable accommodations, such as work breaks, sitting down. It will help businesses retain good employees.
Vote411.org provides a list of the candidates you’ll have the option of voting for in South Carolina’s June 12 primaries, and where they stand on issues - if they responded to questions from the SC League of Women Voters. Too few have.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton hosted hundreds of high school football players Friday at his foundation's annual 7v7 tournament series at Northwestern High School. The tournament continues Saturday in Rock Hill.