SC GOP AG Alan Wilson set for 2022 re-election despite criticism, controversies


COLUMBIA — Robert Bolchoz’s first hint that he might be outmatched in the 2010 S.C. attorney general’s race came just weeks after it began.

The 46-year-old former prosecutor was still trying to get his campaign off the ground as he steered his pickup toward a GOP meeting in Camden. Yet a sea of red, white and blue “Alan Wilson for Attorney General” yard signs greeted Bolchoz for a full block before he even reached the building.

Inside, the scene was even more discouraging. Wilson, then a 36-year-old congressman’s son and one of Bolchoz’s two Republican opponents, hardly looked like a first-time political candidate as he worked the room, hitting it off with voters and passing out cards with a team of volunteers. Later on in the season,…

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