McMaster-Evette Campaign Releases New Ad, “Limitless”

November 4, 2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The McMaster-Evette campaign unveiled a new ad today entitled, “Limitless.” 

The ad features Lieutenant Governor Pamela S. Evette discussing the future of South Carolina and the positive impact Governor McMaster’s COVID-19 response had on South Carolina’s students, families and businesses. 

Watch the ad here:

The script is as follows: 

 Lt. Governor Pamela S. Evette: “You know South Carolina is a proud business state and I think what it showed through COVID is that we walked the walk we talked. 

We allowed businesses to do what they do best, protect their employees. 

The governor put together the accelerateSC committee to give people confidence about coming out again. I was never so proud to sit with a governor that brought business to the table. 

So, as a business owner, as Lieutenant Governor, as a mom, I do not want Washington, D.C. reaching inside my business, reaching inside my classrooms, and reaching inside my home. 

If Washington would keep their hands out of our families, and our businesses, I think we can continue to grow like we did years ago. 

If we can harness all the energy and excitement that we have here in South Carolina, we’ll continue to grow.

What I want to see happen is really boundaries that are limitless for our children.”

Mayors from Across South Carolina Endorse McMaster for Re-Election

November 3, 2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. — As the 19-stop, statewide McMaster-Evette bus tour makes its way around South Carolina, mayors across the state today announced endorsements for Governor McMaster. The mayors, all of whom work closely with the governor, praised his leadership and thanked him for being a strong partner. 

“I am humbled by the support our campaign has received statewide and the confidence South Carolina’s mayors have placed in me as their governor,” said Governor Henry McMaster. “I look forward to continuing to work closely with our mayors to ensure we are doing all we can to optimize the quality of life for our people in cities and towns all across our great state.” 

From the pandemic to hurricanes and floods, Governor McMaster has worked hand in hand with our state’s mayors. As a critical partner, the governor stays in constant contact with mayors and ensures they – along with local leaders, from educators to members of the business community – have the resources needed to prosper and tackle any challenge that may arise. 

“I work hard everyday for the people of Columbia, just as I see Governor McMaster working hard for the people of our great state. His investments in education, infrastructure and law enforcement are a winning formula, for a winning team, and I can’t wait to keep working with the governor to rack up even more wins for our city and state,” said Columbia Mayor Daniel Rickenmann. 

During Hurricane Ian, Governor McMaster devoted the full force of his administration to assist coastal mayors and local leaders in the path of the storm, including Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune. 

“Under the leadership of Henry McMaster, South Carolina is thriving. Why? Thanks in no small part to the businesses, that already call our state home, and the companies, he is recruiting, our cities are growing, and we take great pride in having a governor who works with our local teams to keep this momentum going. I am proud to endorse the governor for re-election and continue this great work,” said Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune. 

Mayors endorsing Governor McMaster include: 

Knox White, Greenville
Brenda Bethune, Myrtle Beach
Rick Osbon, Aiken
Daniel Rickenmann, Columbia 
Mike Fuesser, York
Carol Jayroe, Georgetown
Steve MacDougall, Lexington
Rocky Burgess, Williamston
Chris Gray, Tega Cay
Elenor Dorn,  Belton
Susan Holley, Bethune
Foster Senn, Newberry
Keith Summey, North Charleston
Brian Henry, Pawleys Island
John Gettys, Rock Hill
Marilyn Hatley, North Myrtle Beach
Derek Underwood, Prosperity

Gov. McMaster Endorsed by Medal of Honor Recipient, Veterans Coalition

November 2, 2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The McMaster-Evette campaign today was endorsed by a coalition of military veterans led by Medal of Honor Recipient Major General James E. Livingston and former Adjutant General and Major General Robert E. Livingston, Jr. 

Governor McMaster has been a fierce supporter of our veterans. The governor established the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to ensure our veterans have the best care possible. The governor also eliminated taxes on military retirement pay and was the first governor in the country to guarantee U.S. Army members up to five interviews at state agencies. 

“We could not be more grateful for the service, and sacrifice, of our veterans and their families – and we never miss an opportunity to thank them – but words are not enough,” said Governor McMaster. “That is why we took action. While we cannot ever repay the debt of gratitude we owe our veterans, we can show them how much we treasure them. From establishing the Department of Veterans Affairs to eliminating military retirement income tax, our administration has and will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that South Carolina is the best place in the country for our veterans to live, work, and raise their families. There is no more patriotic state, and no better place for veterans to call home, than South Carolina.”

Major General James E. Livingston received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Vietnam War on May 2, 1968. According to the official citation, “Although wounded, he refused medical treatment and courageously led his men in the destruction of over 100 mutually supporting bunkers, driving the remaining enemy from their positions, and relieving the pressure on the stranded Marine company.”

“Governor McMaster has put our service members and veterans first time and time again,” said Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston. “His dedication and commitment to our military are second to none, and under his leadership, the quality of life for our veterans will only continue to improve.” 

Other members of the coalition include: 

Major General Bob Livingston
Al Guest
Ben Kinlaw
Bob Barnwell
Bob McCurry
Butch Kirven
Clinton Bittick
Dale Ellenburg
Dan Glick
David Neff
Debbie Gibson
Don Bowne
Don Jenkins
Don Odom
Dustin Savitsky

Major General James Livingston
Jack Narvel
Jason Freer
Jean Hoag
Jeff Pino
Jennifer Ross
Jim Gromley
Jim Philips
John Jeffries
Justin White
Kevin Thomas
Krishonda Torres
Larry Simmons
Matthew Muth
Michael Burch
Mitch TwiningPhillip PalmerRobert Elrod
Ron Plunkett
Sam Beck
Tim Glover
Woodrow Norris

McMaster-Evette Bus Tour to Visit Okatie, Beaufort, Charleston

November 1, 2022

Major Announcement Planned for Charleston Stop

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The McMaster-Evette bus tour will visit Okatie, Beaufort, and Charleston on Wednesday, November 2. During the Charleston stop, the campaign will make a major announcement. 


WHO:  Gov. McMaster, Lt. Gov. Evette, Congresswoman Nancy Mace, Beaufort Sheriff PJ Tanner, other elected officials

WHAT: McMaster-Evette Rally

WHEN: Wednesday, November 2 at 11:30 AM

WHERE: The Okatie Ale House, 25 William Pope Drive, Bluffton, S.C.


WHO:  Gov. McMaster, Lt. Gov. Evette, Rep. Shannon Erickson, Beaufort County Sheriff PJ Tanner, other elected officials

WHAT: McMaster-Evette Rally

WHEN: Wednesday, November 2 at 2:00 PM

WHERE: Freedom Park, 1011 Bay Street, Beaufort, S.C. 


WHO:  Gov. McMaster, Lt. Gov. Evette, Congresswoman Nancy Mace, Sen. Chip Campsen, Maj. Gen. James Livingston, other elected officials

WHAT: McMaster-Evette Rally

WHEN: Wednesday, November 2 at 5:30 PM

WHERE: The Citadel, Buyer Auditorium in Mark Clark Hall, Avenue of Remembrance, Charleston, S.C. 

McMaster-Evette Campaign Releases New TV Ad “Better Way”

November 1, 2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The McMaster-Evette campaign today released a new 30-second television ad entitled, “Better Way.” 

“When the pandemic hit, Governor McMaster chose the right path for South Carolina,” said McMaster-Evette Spokesman Brandon Charochak. “Fighting to keep businesses, churches and schools open made a difference for families, and set us on a course to thrive. The governor laid the groundwork to build on the administration’s record-setting economic momentum, and our best days are ahead.”

Watch the ad here:

The script is as follows: 

Governor McMaster: When the pandemic hit, experts in Washington told us to close our schools, businesses – even churches. 

They wanted us to shut down for two full years, but in South Carolina, we chose a better way.

People worked all their lives to build a business, to build a future, and our children only get to grow up once. 

Working together, we stayed open, we survived the storm, and thrived. In South Carolina, the best is yet to come.

McMaster-Evette to Hold Official Bus Tour Kick-Off Event in Rock Hill

October 31, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC — The McMaster-Evette bus tour will hold its official kick off-event in Rock Hill at 9:00 AM, followed by stops in Lancaster and Camden tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1. 

For a full list of bus tour stops, click here.

Rock Hill:

WHO: Gov. McMaster, Lt. Gov. Evette, Rep. Gary Simrill, 16th Circuit Solicitor Kevin Bracket, SCGOP Chairman Drew McKissick, other elected officials

WHAT: McMaster-Evette Bus Tour Official Kick-off Event

WHEN: Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1 at 9:00 AM 

WHERE: Ebenezer Grill, 1525 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, S.C. 


WHO: Gov. McMaster, Lt. Gov. Evette, Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile, Sen. Michael Johnson, Rep. Brandon Newton, 6th Circuit Solicitor Randy Newman, SCGOP Chairman Drew McKissick, other elected officials 

WHAT: McMaster-Evette Rally

WHEN: Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1 at 12:00 PM

WHERE: The Lodge at Sun City, 1353 Del Webb Boulevard, Fort Mill, S.C. 


WHO: Gov. McMaster, Lt. Gov. Evette, Kershaw County Sheriff Lee Boan, Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery, Tom Mullikin, SCGOP Chairman Drew McKissick, other elected officials 

WHAT: McMaster-Evette Rally

WHEN: Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1 at 5:30 PM

WHERE: Mullikin Law Firm, 1308 Broad Street, Camden, S.C. 

Note: Media availability will be held following each event. 

McMaster-Evette Bus Tour to Make First Stop in Chapin

October 28, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC — The McMaster-Evette bus tour will make its first stop in Chapin at the Tipsy Toad Tavern, on Sunday, October 30 at 2:00 p.m.

For a full list of bus tour stops click here.

WHO: Gov. McMaster, Lt. Gov. Evette, Chapin Mayor Al Koon, Chapin Police Chief Thomas Griffin, Rep. Nathan Ballentine, Rep. Chip Huggins

WHAT: McMaster-Evette Rally

WHEN: Sunday, October 30 at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Tipsy Toad Tavern, 103 Beaufort Street, Chapin, S.C.

Governor McMaster: The Clear Winner in Tonight’s Debate

October 26, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC — Governor McMaster was the clear winner in tonight’s gubernatorial debate, and people are taking notice. 

Governor McMaster touted his accomplishments during his time as governor, including historic income tax cuts, pay raises for police and teachers, and standing up to Washington. 

Meanwhile, Joe Cunningham made it clear he is just another Biden-Pelosi Democrat that will do and say anything to get elected. 

South Carolina’s top policymakers agree that Governor McMaster has put South Carolina first and will continue to do so: 

“Governor McMaster is not only the clear victor in tonight’s debate – but also the proven choice to best lead our state and it’s people. Thanks to Governor McMaster’s leadership, South Carolina is seeing unprecedented economic success and generating historic investments, all while remaining a staunch advocate for the values our citizens treasure most. South Carolina’s best days are ahead of her – with Henry McMaster leading the way,” said S.C. Speaker of the House Murrell Smith

“Hardworking families have a champion in Governor Henry McMaster, and he reminded us why in tonight’s debate, which he won. Governor McMaster is recruiting jobs, cutting taxes, and investing in education – and the best is yet to come. South Carolina cannot afford to sacrifice the progress we have made under Governor McMaster, who will stand up to Washington and fight for us, and that is exactly what would happen if Joe Cunningham were elected governor,” said S.C. House Majority Leader David Hiott

“There is no doubt who won the debate tonight, and that is our Governor Henry McMaster. Washington is out of control because of the reckless, spending policies that Biden Democrats push down on the states and Cunningham agrees with these ideas. As our governor says, we do things different and better in South Carolina, and, under the leadership of Henry McMaster, we will continue to,” said S.C. Senator Katrina Shealy

McMaster-Evette Campaign Announces 19-Stop Statewide Bus Tour

October 26, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC — The McMaster-Evette campaign today announced a statewide bus tour that will start in Chapin on Sunday, October 30, and conclude with stops in Seneca, Greenville, and Lexington the day before the election. 

Governor McMaster will be joined by grassroots supporters, candidates for office, and others in cities and towns across South Carolina. The bus tour will highlight the governor’s accomplishments including, the largest income tax cut in state history, law enforcement and teacher pay raises, transformative investments in the state’s infrastructure, and much more. 

The McMaster-Evette bus tour schedule is as follows:

Sunday, October 30

2:00 PM: Chapin
McMaster-Evette Rally
Tipsy Toad Tavern
103 Beaufort Street, Chapin, S.C. 

Tuesday, November 1

9:00 AM: Rock Hill
McMaster-Evette Bus Tour Official Kick-off Event
Ebenezer Grill
1525 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, S.C. 

12:00 PM: Lancaster
McMaster-Evette Rally
The Lodge at Sun City 
1353 Del Webb Boulevard, Fort Mill, S.C. 

5:30 PM: Camden 
McMaster-Evette Rally
Mullikin Law Firm
1308 Broad Street, Camden, S.C. 

Wednesday, November 2

11:30 AM: Okatie
McMaster-Evette Rally
The Okatie Ale House
25 William Pope Drive, Bluffton, S.C. 

2:00 PM: Beaufort
McMaster-Evette Rally
Freedom Park
1011 Bay Street, Beaufort, S.C. 

5:30 PM: Charleston 
McMaster-Evette Rally 
The Citadel
Buyer Auditorium in Mark Clark Hall
Avenue of Remembrance, Charleston, S.C. 

Thursday, November 3

9:00 AM: Florence 
Coffee with McMaster-Evette
Venus Restaurant and Catering
471 West Palmetto Street, Florence S.C. 

1:00 PM: Murrells Inlet
McMaster-Evette Rally
Inlet Affairs Catering
4024 US-17 Bus, Murrells Inlet, S.C. 

6:00 PM: Conway
Coastal Carolina football game
Brooks Stadium
965 One Landon Loop, Conway, S.C. 

Friday, November 4

9:00 AM: Newberry
Coffee with McMaster-Evette
Bill & Fran’s Restaurant
1174 SC-34, Newberry, S.C. 

12:00 PM: Greenwood 
McMaster-Evette Rally
Fat Daddy’s BBQ
115 Hampton Avenue, Greenwood, S.C. 

6:00 PM: Aiken
McMaster-Evette Rally in the Alley
Downtown Aiken
The Alley, Aiken, S.C. 

Saturday, November 5

9:00 AM: Berkeley
Berkeley GOP Breakfast
American Legion Post
116 Howe Hall Road, Goose Creek, S.C. 

1:00 PM: Summerville
McMaster-Evette Rally
Dorchester GOP Office
104 N. Magnolia Street, Summerville, S.C. 

Sunday, November 6

12:30 PM: Spartanburg 
McMaster-Evette Ice Cream Social
The Beacon
255 John B White Sr. Boulevard, Spartanburg, S.C. 

Monday, November 7

8:30 AM: Seneca
McMaster-Evette Breakfast
Seneca Family Restaurant
515 By Pass 123, Seneca, S.C. 

12:00 PM: Greenville
McMaster-Evette Rally
Stax Original Restaurant
1704 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, S.C. 

6:00 PM: Lexington
McMaster-Evette Rally
O’Hara’s Public House
131 E. Main Street, Lexington, S.C.


ICYMI: SC Ethics Commission Has Not Verified Cunningham Numbers

October 25, 2022

WCIV: McMaster-Evette raises roughly $1 million more than Joe Cunningham in final quarter
October 25, 2022
Jasmine Pack 

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — McMaster-Evette’s campaign and Joe Cunningham’s campaign released their financial reports in the final quarter before the general election.

According to the McMaster-Evette press release, a record-setting fundraising total of more than $2.1 million was raised, with 90 percent of donors from South Carolina.

The McMaster-Evette campaign has raised more than $7.6 million and more than $2 million in cash on hand.

“Governor McMaster has delivered for the people of South Carolina,” said McMaster-Evette campaign spokesman Brandon Charochak.

“Thanks to the governor’s hard work, the people of the state are responding – thanking him for his work, whether it is keeping businesses open during COVID or fighting for pay raises for teachers and law enforcement – and making sure he has the resources needed to tell the story of what this work has meant.”

Joe Cunningham’s campaign stated it raised $1.2 million in the last quarter, roughly one million short of McMaster-Evette.

However, Cunningham’s fundraising numbers are not verified according to the South Carolina State of Ethics Commission’s requirements.

The South Carolina State Ethics Commission requires a pre-election report to be filed by candidates no later than 15 days.

“This is becoming a pattern of behavior for Joe Cunningham. First, he refused to disclose who is actually paying him and what they pay him to do. Now, he is flouting state law, in failing to disclose his donors,” said McMaster-Evette campaign spokesman Brandon Charochak.

To read the entire story click here.

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