Dem Cunningham hopes to unseat McMaster in SC governor’s race


  • SC Republicans hold 53-47 advantage
  • Abortion could draw more people to polls
  • Cunningham highlights age difference
  • McMaster ad calls Cunningham “frat boy”

Voter turnout and hot-button issues such as abortion could determine whether Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Cunningham can beat incumbent Republican Gov. Henry McMaster in South Carolina’s Nov. 8 election, analysts say.

Jim Hodges of Lancaster was the last Democrat to win the governor’s office when he defeated incumbent Republican Gov. David Beasley in 1998.

Cunningham‘s lieutenant governor running mate is Tally Parham Casey, CEO of the Wyche, P.A., law firm in Greenville and a former F-16 pilot with the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 157th Fighter Squadron.

McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pam Evette are seeking a second full term. Evette founded Quality Business Solutions, Inc. (QBS), a payroll, human resources, and benefits services…

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