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South Carolina Citizens for Life Endorses Governor Henry McMaster

May 25, 2018

LIFEPAC exclusively endorses McMaster in Republican Primary

COLUMBIA – Today, the McMaster for Governor campaign announced that LIFEPAC, the state political action committee for South Carolina Citizens for Life (SCCL), has exclusively endorsed Governor Henry McMaster in the upcoming Republican gubernatorial primary. Read More

NRA Exclusively Endorses Governor Henry McMaster

May 17, 2018

COLUMBIA – Today, the National Rifle Association (NRA-PVF) announced their exclusive endorsement of Governor Henry McMaster in the gubernatorial primary. The McMaster for Governor campaign released the following statement in response to this strong show of support to the nation’s longest-standing defender of the Second Amendment: Read More

James Smith Attacks Governor McMaster for Protecting Lives of Unborn Children

May 9, 2018

COLUMBIA – Yesterday, State Representative and likely Democrat nominee for governor James Smith attacked Governor McMaster for taking action to protect the lives of unborn children. This latest attack comes as no surprise after he embraced the endorsement from the pro-abortion Planned Parenthood machine just last week. James Smith’s stance on abortion is out-of-touch with South Carolina values, and voters will remind him of this at the polls when they re-elect Governor McMaster, a staunch defender of unborn children. Read More

ICYMI: Pamela Evette Shares Governor McMaster’s Plan for the Grand Strand

May 8, 2018

COLUMBIA – This morning, Pamela Evette joined the “Hot Talk” morning show on 99.5 FM in Myrtle Beach to discuss Governor Henry McMaster’s agenda. Last night she took his message to Horry County voters at their annual Rally at the River event, and today she joined the Myrtle Beach Republican Women on behalf of the governor. Together, Pamela and the governor are touching every corner of the state with their plan to build on our economic momentum, create good-paying jobs, protect South Carolinians, and much more. Listen to her full interview below. Read More

ICYMI: Governor Henry McMaster on Fox & Friends

April 27, 2018

COLUMBIA – In case you missed it, this morning Governor Henry McMaster appeared on Fox & Friends with Ainsley Earhardt to discuss the success South Carolina is enjoying under his administration and the benefits of President Trump’s tax cuts and business-friendly policies. Read More

Governor visits College Republicans, answers local questions

April 20, 2018

The Daily Gamecock

By: Larissa Johnson

Full article here.

Gov. Henry McMaster managed to connect an anecdote about his bulldog to Samsung’s expansion in South Carolina, all in response to a question about improving higher education. He met casually with a group of about 50 students, mainly members of the College Republicans, in Russell House Tuesday night to talk about his career and answer questions on major state and local issues.

“College students are at the perfect age to get involved in … public policy and government,” McMaster said. “It’s a great opportunity for me to encourage people to get take an interest in it. It’s your state, it’s your country, and you need to know what’s going on.”

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Gov. McMaster stumps in Florence, stresses safety and economic development

April 16, 2018

Florence Morning News
By: Matthew Christian

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FLORENCE, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and his running mate – Pamela Evette, a businesswoman from Travelers Rest – made a campaign stop Monday evening in Florence at a meeting of the Florence County Republican Women and the Florence County Republican Party at the Floyd Conference Center.

After being introduced by Mal Weatherly, chair of the Florence County Republican Party, and receiving a standing ovation from those present, McMaster began his speech by outlining his connection to the Florence and the Pee Dee region.

“Thank you very much,” McMaster said. “Now I need to point out that my momma was born on Cherokee Road, Ida Dargan. The Dargans go way back in this county.”

McMaster listed several cousins still living in Florence. The building McMaster gave his speech in, the Floyd Center, is named after another cousin, Eddie Floyd.

“We’re all over the place,” he said. “It’s just great. And my daddy’s family: Daddy’s father was from Winnsboro, and his momma was from Williamsburg County, but they moved here, and so my daddy was born here as well. And so Momma and Daddy being born here, I’m totally qualified.”

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Poll: McMaster holds double-digit lead over primary challengers

April 8, 2018

The Post & Courier

By: Caitlin Byrd

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A new poll released Sunday shows South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster now has a 22 percentage-point lead over his closest GOP primary challenger, former two-time state agency head Catherine Templeton…

The results come from a poll of 800 S.C. registered voters — 400 Republicans and 400 Democrats.

Conducted by Target-Insyght, a nonpartisan Michigan-based research and polling firm, the survey found 46 percent of South Carolina voters would cast their ballot for McMaster if they could vote today, compared to 22 percent who said they would vote for Templeton.

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Gov. Henry McMaster hosts First Annual S.C. Vietnam War Veterans Day

March 30, 2018

Cola Daily

By: Terry Ward

Full article here.

Vietnam veterans were thanked and honored Thursday.

Gov. Henry McMaster in front of a crowd of veterans spoke at the first annual South Carolina Vietnam War Veterans Day at the South Carolina State House. U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson was also on hand for the event, along with many other dignitaries, including S.C. Adjutant General Bob Livingston.

“I want to thank all here, and those not here, who have participated mightily and in great sacrifice in making this the greatest country in the history of the world,” said McMaster. “There’s no doubt about it, and with the kind of strength and determination that has been exhibited by those here and others who are not here, we will remain in that position. This world cannot exist peacefully without a strong United States, and the United States cannot be strong without strong people who are willing to fight when the time comes”…

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Governor McMaster Will Participate In Two Statewide Gubernatorial Debates

March 21, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Today, the McMaster for Governor campaign announced that Governor Henry McMaster will participate in two statewide debates hosted by the South Carolina Republican Party in conjunction with The Post & Courier and South Carolina ETV. The first debate will take place at Clemson on May 23, and the second at the University of South Carolina on June 5. Read More

Video Exposes Never Trump Forces Behind Catherine Templeton in South Carolina

March 13, 2018

Breitbart

By: Ben Kew

Full article here.

A new video by Gov. Henry McMaster (SC) exposes the Never Trump forces funding his primary challenger Catherine Templeton in South Carolina’s upcoming gubernatorial election.

The video, obtained exclusively by Breitbart News, shows Templeton’s ads as funded by the American Future Fund, a group that funded multiple attack ads against Donald Trump in the recent presidential election.

In 2016 alone, the organization spent $6.7 million in attacks against Trump, describing him as a “fraud,” “a phony,” and a “B.S. artist.”

“It should come as no surprise that one of the most anti-Trump groups of the 2016 election is supporting Catherine Templeton, who is known for flip-flopping and twisting the truth,” said McMaster’s campaign spokeswoman Caroline Anderegg in a statement to Breitbart News.

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SC Gov. McMaster has one big advantage over his opponents – for now

February 24, 2018

The State
By: Jamie Self
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S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster has something no other candidate for governor has — a running mate.

Introducing herself to members of the Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club at the affluent River Hills Country Club Friday, Pamela Evette shared the story of how she became McMaster’s running mate.

Her upbringing in a recent immigrant family played a role. Then, there was her support for Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy. Finally, she met McMaster, another Trump fan, and he sold her on his passion for the state. Read More

ICYMI: Americans for Tax Reform Praises Governor McMaster

February 16, 2018

ATR Calls Templeton Attacks “False and Misleading”

COLUMBIA, S.C.  Highlighting his commitment to stand up for South Carolinians against tax increases, yesterday Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) founder and president Grover Norquist praised Governor Henry McMaster as “true friend of taxpayers.” ATR, widely considered the country’s preeminent authority on and champion for conservative tax policy, also defended the governor against a recent smear by one of his opponent’s, Catherine Templeton, calling her attack on the governor’s record “false and misleading.” Read more from ATR below: Read More

VP Mike Pence’s PAC Supports Governor Henry McMaster

February 9, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – This week, Vice President Mike Pence’s leadership PAC announced it would be contributing to Governor Henry McMaster’s campaign. The McMaster for Governor campaign released the following statement in response to this latest show of support: Read More

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