South Carolina: Profile on governor candidates


Gov. Henry McMaster faces challenger Joe Cunningham in the race for governor of South Carolina. McMaster has a long history in public service. In 1981, he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to be U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina. He’s been attorney general of South Carolina and was lieutenant governor when Nikki Haley was governor. In 2017. McMaster was sworn in as governor after Haley was appointed by President Donald Trump to be ambassador to the United Nations. “We’ve cut income taxes for the first time, we’ve had record capital investment, we’re paying teachers more we’re paying law enforcement officers more and we are going to continue doing that,” McMaster said.Cunningham represented the Lowcountry in Congress. He said his campaign is about new ideas versus “no ideas”. “We’re running to legalize marijuana legalize, sports betting (and) take…

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