COLUMBIA — Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette has officially rejoined Gov. Henry McMaster’s campaign as his running mate, marking the first time in South Carolina history that a joint ticket is seeking re-election.
Evette filed paperwork July 27 to be on the November ballot with McMaster.
“We are asking for four more years,” Evette told reporters after signing the forms at the state Elections Commission in downtown Columbia. “I’m excited to be on this team with him and continue to serve the great state of South Carolina.”
This fall is only the second time that South Carolina voters will elect a governor and lieutenant governor together. Prior to 2018, lieutenant governors were elected separately. Voters approved the change in a constitutional referendum in 2012,…