By: Bristow Marchant & Jamie Self
COLUMBIA, SC – Gov. Henry McMaster is hitting a GOP primary opponent for not releasing more information about how much money she was paid for her work in state government and consulting, and the incumbent’s campaign isn’t beating around the bush.
On Wednesday, McMaster’s campaign launched a new website, WhatIsTempletonHiding.com.“Given Templeton’s campaign for governor has been largely centered on the idea, however fantastical, that she is a champion of government ethics, transparency and accountability, the decision to keep the public in the dark about how she has made a living as a ‘consultant’ over the last few years is surprising,” the site reads.
The site links to copies of Templeton’s consulting contracts with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and the state Department of Revenue, gigs she held after resigning as DHEC director in 2015, as well as state business records for her company Brawley Templeton LLC…
Templeton’s campaign made her tax filings for 2014 through 2016 available to reporters on Friday. However, the campaign produced only a two-page summary of her income, deductions and taxes owed. Those forms did not show what income Templeton herself earned in those years or from what sources…
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