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Bipartisan Coalition of Law Enforcement Officials Endorses McMaster for Re-election

September 28, 2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A bipartisan coalition of law enforcement officials and solicitors from across the state – including 32 sheriffs and 10 solicitors – today endorsed Governor Henry McMaster for re-election. Praising the governor’s record of partnering with law enforcement and prosecutors, the coalition pledged to fight alongside the governor for another term to keep communities and families safe.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said, “Governor McMaster’s experience as a prosecutor makes him the kind of uncommonly strong partner we can trust to help us do our jobs. From fighting for law enforcement protective gear to law enforcement pay raises, we could not ask for more from a governor, and that is why we support him in this campaign.”

This week, the governor announced his public safety priorities for the upcoming legislative session. Those priorities include:

  • Closing the revolving door for violent criminals.
  • Keeping illegal guns away from criminals and juveniles.
  • Reforming the magistrate process by raising qualifications, and making the process transparent and accountable.

Since taking office, the governor has made supporting law enforcement and public safety a focus. As governor, McMaster initiated a compensation analysis of all law enforcement positions at all state agencies. Based on the study’s recommendations, the latest budget provides $40 million in new dollars for law enforcement recruitment and retention pay raises, salary adjustments and additional benefits because these public servants deserve it.
 
The governor called for, and the General Assembly appropriated, $20 million to fund a body camera and protective vest grant program at the Department of Public Safety for local and county law enforcement agencies.

Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said, “Unlike his opponent, Governor Henry McMaster has a proven record of standing beside law enforcement and putting criminals behind bars, as a former prosecutor. I’m proud to support Governor Henry McMaster.”
 
As violence in schools took the lives of students across the country, Governor McMaster acted to protect communities and schools.
 
Under the leadership of Gov. McMaster, South Carolina is putting Student Resource Officers in every school. The governor had the bold vision to use his 2018 State of the State address to call for SROs in every school, all day, every day. Since then, the number of SROs in schools has more than doubled: from an SRO in 406 out of the state’s 1,283 schools to 982.

“I am overwhelmed to have the support of the men and women in uniform who sacrifice each and every day as they protect communities across South Carolina,” said Gov. McMaster. “We owe them a debt of gratitude we can never truly repay. But what we can do is make sure they have what they need to do their jobs, and that is what I will always do as governor.”
 
Henry McMaster has unique insight into what makes the partnership between the state’s top executive and law enforcement work after having served as the most effective attorney general in South Carolina history.

As attorney general, Henry McMaster prosecuted violent criminals, including those who prey on children, and he put them in prison. He also established an innovative program in which he enlisted volunteer attorneys to prosecute domestic abusers, to help tackle the CDV backlog. The state’s conviction rate for domestic violence rose from 38% to 68% thanks to the vision and work of Attorney General McMaster. The attorney general also successfully prosecuted the largest white-collar securities fraud case – Carolina Investors/HomeGold – in state history, securing six indictments and six convictions.

Below is a full list of law enforcement officials who today endorsed the McMaster-Evette campaign:

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott
Horry County Sheriff Phillip E. Thompson
McCormick County Sheriff Clarke Stearns
Abbeville County Sheriff Ray Watson
Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley
Aiken County Sheriff Michael E. Hunt
Anderson County Sheriff Chad McBride
Barnwell County Sheriff Steven W. Griffith
Colleton County Sheriff Guerry Lee “Buddy” Hill
Greenville County Sheriff Hobart Lewis
Saluda County Sheriff Joshua S. “Josh” Price
Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright
Calhoun County Sheriff Thomas Summers
Greenwood County Sheriff Dennis Kelly
Dorchester County Sheriff L.C. Knight
Berkley County Sheriff Duane Lewis
Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster
Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark
Beaufort County Sheriff PJ Tanner
Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery
Marion County Sheriff Brian Wallace
15th Judicial Circuit Solicitor Jimmy A. Richardson III
16th Judicial Circuit Solicitor Kevin S. Brackett

Cherokee County Sheriff Steve  Mueller
Chester County Sheriff D. Max Dorsey
Edgefield County Sheriff Jody P. Rowland
Florence County Sheriff Thomas B. “TJ” Joye
Georgetown County Sheriff Carter Weaver
Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile
Laurens County Sheriff Don Reynolds
Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw
Kershaw County Sheriff Lee Boan
Lexington County Sheriff Bryan “Jay” Koon
York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson
2nd Judicial Circuit  Solicitor Bill Weeks
6th Judicial Circuit  Solicitor Randy E.  Newman Jr.
7th Judicial Circuit Solicitor Barry J. Barnette
8th Judicial Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo
9th Judicial Circuit Solicitor Scarlett A. Wilson
10th Judicial Circuit Solicitor David R. Wagner Jr.
11th Judicial Circuit Solicitor Rick Hubbard III
14th Judicial Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone III

10 Questions for Joe Cunningham

September 26, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC —  The McMaster-Evette campaign released the following top 10 list of questions for Joe Cunningham to answer. 

Happy Monday!

10: Joe Cunningham is from Kentucky. Is he a Louisville guy or a UK guy?

9: Joe Cunningham was named Charleston’s “Best Progressive.” Why doesn’t Joe brag about this award more often?

8: When Joe Cunningham ran for Congress, he promised not to take money from lobbyists. So why did he do it anyway?

7: What is Joe Cunningham’s position on the Biden college debt forgiveness scheme?

6: Joe Biden endorsed Joe Cunningham. Joe Cunningham endorsed Joe Biden. Why doesn’t he consider it part of his job to defend Joe Biden, his fellow Democrat and the leader of his own party?

5: Joe Cunningham voted with Nancy Pelosi 88 percent of the time in Congress. What was his favorite vote?

4: Why didn’t Joe Cunningham appear with Vice President Kamala Harris when she visited South Carolina last week?

3: Once and for all: What is Joe Cunningham’s position on the Biden inflation law?

2: TikTok or Reels?

1: Where in the world are Joe Cunningham’s tax returns?

Statement from the McMaster-Evette Campaign

September 22, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC —  The McMaster-Evette campaign today released the following statement:

“Another day of chasing social media stardom, another day Joe hasn’t released his tax returns. “

Statement from the McMaster-Evette Campaign

September 21, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC —  The McMaster-Evette campaign today released the following statement:

“⏰ tik tok – er, tick tock ⏰ where are those tax returns Joe?”

Where is Joe Cunningham?

September 20, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC — Vice President Kamala Harris visits South Carolina today,
and there is all the reason in the world to expect Democrats to celebrate her
arrival.


After all, she is the second most powerful and famous Democrat in the country –
and she has a brand new Biden inflation law to brag about, among other issues
to discuss.


So, what time will she appear with Democratic nominee for governor Joe
Cunningham? Good question. The Biden Administration candidate for governor
has been dead silent about what his plans are for the vice president’s visit.


“Even though he endorsed Biden, not long after embracing an endorsement
from Biden, Joe Cunningham consistently runs and hides from questions about
disastrous Biden policies,” said McMaster-Evette campaign manager Mark
Knoop. “But today’s question should be easier. With the vice president in town:
where is Joe?”

As VP Harris Visits, Does Joe Cunningham Agree with Joe Biden?

September 19, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC — Joe Cunningham, endorsed by Joe Biden, and President
Biden, endorsed by Joe Cunningham, have both had a hard time taking a clear
position on the Biden Administration’s inflation law. As Vice President Kamala
Harris visits South Carolina, will Joe Cunningham appear with Vice President
Harris and finally take a position?


Neither of them can get on message.


Last week, President Joe Biden celebrated the new inflation law as “the single
most important legislation passed in Congress to combat inflation.”


But last night, under questioning from a 60 Minutes reporter, the president
essentially admitted the law is not doing anything about inflation.

As the 60 Minutes anchor said, “It’s the highest rate, Mr. President, in 40
years.”


Joe Cunningham has not been any clearer about his position on the Biden
inflation law. The Democrat nominee for governor has evaded questions about
where he stands for weeks.


According to one report: “Cunningham did not take a stance on the federal
legislation touted by the Biden administration and Democrats in Washington.”
(The State, 9/11/2022)


According to another: “Cunningham did not say whether he would have voted
for the measure if he were still in Congress…” (The State, 8/12/2022)


“Joe Biden thinks, despite record inflation, his signature law is working, but Joe
Cunningham continues to dodge the question,” said McMaster-Evette
campaign manager Mark Knoop. “As Vice President Kamala Harris visits South
Carolina, let’s put it to him again. Does Joe Cunningham believe the Inflation
Reduction Act is a good policy? Does he believe it is working? Will he visit with
the Vice President in South Carolina to discuss the law?”

McMaster-Evette Campaign Releases New Statewide TV Ad: “Not Here”

September 19, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC — The McMaster-Evette campaign released a new 30-second television ad entitled, “Not Here.” 

The ad is scheduled to start running statewide on network and cable television today, Monday, September 19.

“Joe Cunningham and Joe Biden are cut from the same big government cloth,” said McMaster-Evette campaign manager Mark Knoop. “If Joe Cunningham is governor, there will be no bigger cheerleader for the Biden administration, and no one more willing to rollover for overreaching Washington Democrats. Governor McMaster has a proven record of fighting federal policies that are bad for our state and bad for our families, and we can count on him to never back down.”

Watch the ad here:


The ad script is as follows:

“It’s hard to find common ground these days. But one thing folks agree on: Washington is totally broken. 

In Washington, they spend money that doesn’t even exist. We don’t do that here.

In Washington, they try to defund the police. We don’t do that here.

“And they tried to close businesses and churches during COVID. Not here. 

I’m Henry McMaster. As long as I’m your governor, Washington will never happen here.”

McMaster-Evette Campaign Calls on Joe Cunningham to Swiftly Release
Tax Returns

September 15, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC — Governor Henry McMaster on Thursday released tax
returns to members of the media. Release of these returns keeps up the
tradition of the governor, and major party candidates for the state’s highest
office, showing voters what they do for a living and how they support their
families. The governor previously released tax returns dating all the way back
to 2000 – an unprecedented level of transparency.


In the wake of the governor’s release, the McMaster-Evette campaign called on
Joe Cunningham to swiftly release his tax returns for each year dating back to
his initial announcement for public office in 2017. Cunningham owes it to voters
to detail for them what he has done for a living before and after serving one
term as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.


“Voters deserve to know who pays candidates for governor and what they pay
them for,” said McMaster-Evette campaign manager Mark Knoop. “From what
most people can tell, Joe Cunningham’s only job for a number of years now has
been as a full-time political candidate.”


“Joe Cunningham has said he will release his tax returns as soon as they are
ready. In order to demonstrate to voters precisely who pays him, Joe
Cunningham should quickly release tax returns and the actual sources of his
income so he can prove to the people of South Carolina that he has no conflicts
of interest when it comes to the things he advocates for as a candidate and
what, precisely, he is being paid to do in any professional capacity,” said
Knoop.

Crickets from Cunningham as Biden Celebrates Inflation Law

September 14, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC — Days after Democrat Joe Cunningham took his TikTok campaign for social media stardom to a NASCAR race, Joe Biden took a victory lap in Washington in honor of his new inflation law.

As President Biden spoke, the CNN anchor covering the event cautioned, “There is this unfortunate split screen right now with the Dow taking a total beating…so it feels like it’s hard to be celebratory.”

Cunningham, who endorsed Biden for president after Biden endorsed him for Congress, was, of course, hiding from the Biden inflation law celebration.

The Democrat nominee for governor has evaded questions about where he stands on the so-called Inflation Reduction Act for weeks.

Over the weekend, The State newspaper reported, “Cunningham did not take a stance on the federal legislation touted by the Biden administration and Democrats in Washington.” (The State, 9/11/2022)

In August, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham also specifically called on McMaster’s Democratic opponent, former 1st District Congressman Joe Cunningham, to go on record on whether he supports it. Cunningham dodged the senator.

And instead of simply taking a position on the law, during a media availability at a Columbia brewery, an obviously frustrated Cunningham snapped, “I’m not in Congress anymore.” (ABC Columbia, 8/26/2022)

“A significant part of the job Joe Cunningham is campaigning for includes taking on the challenges of bad federal policy like the Biden inflation law, but Joe Cunningham does not respect the voters enough to tell them what his position is on it – or on other bad policy conceived by his Democrat colleagues in Washington,” said McMaster-Evette campaign manager Mark Knoop. “Voters deserve better. The silence from Joe Cunningham on this signature Democratic issue is deafening.” 

Biden Endorser Cunningham Tries to Abandon President, Refuses
Questions about Key Biden Initiatives

September 13, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC — Not too long ago, Joe Cunningham enthusiastically embraced an endorsement from Joe Biden, and Cunningham endorsed Biden for president.

But recently, while pandering to conservative voters in Darlington, Cunningham tried to run and hide from unpopular President Biden – and from voters, who want to know how he would handle governing the state as Biden and Democrats push policy down on South Carolina families from Washington.

Cunningham told The State, “It’s not my job to defend Joe Biden, and I’m not going to,” as the Democratic nominee for governor once again refused to answer questions about the Democratic Party’s signature Inflation Reduction Act.

“Cunningham did not take a stance on the federal legislation touted by the Biden Administration and Democrats in Washington,” according to The State.

“Joe Cunningham is not qualified to be governor because he has absolutely no understanding of what it takes to be governor,” said McMaster-Evette campaign manager Mark Knoop. “The job of governor requires the state’s chief executive to make tough decisions and fight for South Carolina, especially in the face of reckless and foolish federal policies, but Joe Cunningham continues to hide from voters or tell them precisely what he would do to protect them from Washington. It is as cynical as it is slick.”

In The State newspaper’s reporting, it points out that recent South Carolina governors have had to spend considerable time dealing with federal issues. For example, “in 2009, then-Gov. Mark Sanford refused to take $700 million in federal money…during former Gov. Nikki Haley’s term…she railed against the National Labor Relations Board for taking action against Boeing after it opened a plant in South Carolina and accused the company of union-busting.”

As Cunningham dodges questions, skeptics of the Biden policy weigh in: 

  • “But one thing many analysts agree on is that the misnamed bill will likely have minimal impact on the inflation that’s eating away at American households and businesses.” (The Charleston Post and Courier, Editorial, 8/11/2022)
  • “These new taxes will still deliver a blow to our industry’s ability to raise wages, hire workers and invest in our communities.” (Jay Timmons, President and CEO of the non-partisan National Association of Manufacturers, 8/6/2022)
  • “This bill is a nightmare for South Carolina…The bottom line is that this bill raises taxes and creates new federal government programs at a time that we’re in a recession. The best way to get out of a recession is limit federal government spending and incentivize growth in the private sector.” (U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, 8/11/2022)

This is why it is unacceptable for a major party candidate for governor to get away with refusing legitimate policy questions.

“Once again, Joe Cunningham owes it to voters to come clean,” said Knoop. “They deserve to know whether he would fight back against the disastrous Biden Administration policies or whether he would roll over for Washington Democrats and turn South Carolina into another laboratory for failed liberal policy.”

Governors from across the country wrote to President Biden on Monday regarding his college loan forgiveness plan. In the letter, signed by 22 of the nation’s governors including Gov. Henry McMaster and distributed by the Republican Governors Association, they said, “Only 16-17 percent of Americans have federal student loan debt, and yet, your plan will require their debts be redistributed and paid by the vast majority of taxpayers. Shifting the burden of debt from the wealthy to working Americans has a regressive impact that harms lower income families.”

McMaster-Evette 22: What They Are Saying

September 8, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC — Here is what people are saying about the major endorsement Governor McMaster earned from the small business community.

“Governor Henry McMaster picked up an endorsement in his bid for a second term in office.” (ABC Columbia, 9/6/2022)

“A group that advocates for the interests of small businesses is backing Gov. Henry McMaster’s reelection.” (Joseph Bustos, The State, 9/6/2022)

“During an event at Wulbern-Koval Co., The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) announced its support for Governor Henry McMaster for a second full term.” (ABC News 4, Jasmine Pack, 9/6/2022)

“Today was about supporting small businesses.” (Count on 2, Brenden Clark, 9/6/2022)

“McMaster understands ‘challenges facing Main Street,’ business group says in endorsement.” (Joseph Bustos, The State, 9/6/2022)

“McMaster Receives Major Endorsement” (Live 5 News, 4:00 PM Broadcast, 9/6/2022)

“The National Federation of Independent Business, which describes itself as a grassroots organization that advocates for businesses, giving [its] endorsement to the governor today.” (Count on 2, Hanna Powers, 9/6/2022)

“Puts the considerable grassroots support of the state’s small businesses behind the governor’s campaign” (NFIB, News Release, 9/6/2022)

“NFIB will encourage its South Carolina members to help turn out the powerful small-business voting bloc on Election Day.” (NFIB, News Release, 9/6/2022)

“Good news for [the governor’s] re-election bid” (Live 5 News, 9/6/2022)

“The NFIB says McMaster stood with the business community with his policies during the height of the COVID pandemic. They say he kept the state open for business and [has] protected businesses from frivolous COVID-related lawsuits.” (Live 5 News, Nick Reagan, 9/8/2022)

“Governor McMaster has been an unwavering supporter of small business beginning when he served as attorney general and continuing through his first term as governor. Governor McMaster threaded the needle when it came to South Carolina’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor McMaster’s leadership helped protect both lives and livelihoods, and he has kept South Carolina’s economy strong despite global challenges such as inflation and disruptions in the supply chain.” (NFIB Director Ben Homeyer, News Conference, 9/6/2022)

NFIB Endorses McMaster for Governor

September 6, 2022

CHARLESTON, SC — During an event held at Wulbern-Koval Co., a veteran-owned small business founded in 1970, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) announced its endorsement of Governor Henry McMaster for a second full term.

Wulbern-Koval provides office furniture, interior design, and office supplies on federal, state, and healthcare contracts. The company employs 52 full-time members, and operates out of a company-owned 60,000 square foot facility in downtown Charleston.

NFIB State Director Ben Homeyer made the announcement today at Wulbern-Koval Co, a 50-year NFIB member. NFIB advocates for the interests of small businesses around South Carolina, and has a grassroots membership that is thousands-strong.

“Governor McMaster has been an unwavering supporter of small business beginning when he served as attorney general and continuing through his first term as governor,” Homeyer said.  “Governor McMaster threaded the needle when it came to South Carolina’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor McMaster’s leadership helped protect both lives and livelihoods, and he has kept South Carolina’s economy strong despite global challenges such as inflation and disruptions in the supply chain.”

The governor and lieutenant governor, who were both on hand for the event, were grateful for NFIB’s endorsement.

“I am honored to have the trust and confidence in this campaign and of so many small business owners and employees, who are the backbone of our economy,” said Gov. McMaster. “They fight alongside the NFIB to make it easier to realize the dream of owning and growing a business in our state. When the pandemic hit, we kept businesses, just like this one, open because we knew following the so-called experts in Washington would cost us dearly. Working together with small businesses across South Carolina, we have the wind at our back, and we can’t stop now – we have to continue to reduce the cost of doing business here, from cutting taxes to slashing red tape, and that’s exactly what we’ll do as long as I’m governor.”

“I founded Quality Business Solutions from the ground up and I’m proud of the success we’ve had. I know what it’s like to make a payroll, with people who count on you to make ends meet,” said Lt. Governor Evette. “That’s why it’s important for government to be an ally – not an enemy – for business owners like myself.”

Earlier this year, Homeyer praised the governor for delivering tax relief to small businesses and other South Carolinians:

“Our members are grateful to Gov. Henry McMaster for signing S. 1087 and to both the House and Senate for working together to craft legislation that’s going to help everyone during these difficult days,” Homeyter said. “It’s been a rough two years for South Carolina’s small businesses, beginning with the pandemic and continuing to the present day with supply chain and labor issues, higher fuel costs and inflation. This legislation is going to help small business owners and everyone else in the state by simplifying South Carolina’s tax code, reducing income and property tax rates and providing a $1 billion tax rebate to provide immediate financial relief when people need it most.”

McMaster-Evette Campaign Statement on Dr. Fauci
Retirement

August 22, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC — The McMaster-Evette Campaign released the following
statement on Dr. Fauci’s retirement:


“Dr. Fauci has done more damage to American children and to the people’s
faith in the American public health system than almost anyone in our nation’s
history. What should be scary to every South Carolinian is that if Joe
Cunningham was governor, each and every recommendation he made would
have been put into place in South Carolina. Our businesses would have been
shut down, our students left stranded, and our economy shattered – that’s the
future we’re looking at with Joe as governor.”

McMaster-Evette Campaign Statement on Cunningham Lt.
Governor Pick

August 1, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC — The McMaster-Evette Campaign released the following
statement on Joe Cunningham’s pick for Lt. Governor:


“While we appreciate Ms. Casey’s service to our nation and welcome her to the
race, Joe Cunningham’s choice of running mate will have far less of an impact
on the campaign than his record as a left-wing, Joe-Biden Democrat who has
spent more time chasing Tik-Tok followers than working to improve the lives of
South Carolinians.


In contrast, Governor McMaster and Lt. Governor Evette have stood up to Joe
Biden’s policies that have caused exploding inflation and record gas prices,
implemented the largest tax-cut in South Carolina history, and kept our state
moving through a generational pandemic so that more South Carolinians are
working today than were in February of 2020.”

Joe Cunningham is Lying to Voters

June 29, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC — During a news conference this week,
Congressman Cunningham claimed: “If Henry McMaster is re-elected, those
victims will be forced to carry that pregnancy to term. And if that woman still
decides to get an abortion, she would be tried for murder. That means that in
Henry McMaster’s South Carolina, her rapist would serve less time than she
would.”


That is a lie.


According to Section 44-41-730 of the Heartbeat Bill: “A pregnant woman on
whom an abortion is performed or induced in violation of this article may not be
criminally prosecuted for violating any of the provisions of this article or for
attempting to commit, conspiring to commit, or acting complicitly in committing
a violation of any of the provisions of the article and is not subject to a civil or
criminal penalty based on the abortion being performed or induced in violation
of any of the provisions of this article.”


Now, Congressman Cunningham is being called out.


http://https://twitter.com/guypbenson/status/1542160203801665537


Why is Congressman Cunningham lying?


To hide his own radical record from voters. Congressman Cunningham said he
wants to “codify Roe”, which would remove all restrictions on abortion.
During a subsequent interview, Congressman Cunningham quickly backtracked
and promoted a 20-week limit on abortions. His abrupt, new, radical abortion
position is still more extreme than nearly all European nations, which ban
abortion after 15 weeks or less.


Congressman Cunningham has promised voters that he will give them
something that they’re “not used to hearing; the truth”. In the short time that
he’s been the Democratic nominee, he has proven to be just another run-of-the-mill politician who will say or do anything to get elected including,
apparently, flat-out lying.

McMaster Campaign Launches New Ad “Strong” Ahead of the Republican Primary

June 3, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC — The McMaster Campaign is launching its first TV ad, titled “Strong”, ahead of the upcoming June 14 Republican Primary. The ad will be placed statewide on cable and network TV. 

As Americans face record gas prices, soaring costs for food and massive supply chain shortages under the Biden Administration, the McMaster-Evette ’22 campaign is offering a different direction.

In the ad, Governor McMaster said the following:

Washington has gone wild. Covid lockdowns, spending like there’s no tomorrow is driving the cost of gas, food, everything else through the roof.  Joe Biden and the woke crowd have lost their minds. In South Carolina we do things different.  When Covid hit, we kept our businesses and churches open to keep our economy and our people strong. I’m Governor Henry McMaster. Washington may be a mess but here in South Carolina, we’re doing it right.

Watch the new ad here: https://youtu.be/ZuOAzaOcoog

McMaster-Evette Campaign Makes Statement on Joe Cunningham’s New Ad

May 23, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC — McMaster-Evette Campaign Manager Mark Knoop today made the following statement about Joe Cunningham’s new campaign ad:

“Flanked by both South Carolina Democrat and Republican Party chairmen and a bipartisan group of lawmakers last week, Governor Henry McMaster signed into law one of the most secure election measures in the nation. Meanwhile, Joe Cunningham championed in a new ad a federal takeover of elections that would have removed voter ID laws and made elections less secure.

What’s more, Joe Cunningham wasn’t even in Congress to vote on the John Lewis Voting Rights Act in 2021. The hyper-partisan bill he did vote on was HR.1 in 2019, which would have been an unconstitutional overreach and federal takeover of elections. Once again, while Joe Cunningham has no idea what he’s talking about, South Carolina’s real leaders on both sides of the aisle just made it easier to vote and harder to cheat.”

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