The government, led by Henry McMaster, has opposed him as a Democrat.

Columbia, SC – Republic of South Carolina Government Henry McMaster His party did worse than expected from opinion polls, which saw them at gaining about two thirds of the support.

If McMaster wins the general election in November and completes his term, he will become. The longest serving governor In the history of the state

The governor defeated Harrison Mussel White, a truck driver and former businessman who said he wanted to allow guns to be carried openly, to block any government vaccine mandate and to abolish state income taxes. Is running

McMaster allowed most of his governing to run his election campaign, reminding voters how the state’s economy is booming and how he carefully prepared COVID-19 sanctions when the epidemic began. tried to. he has Raised 5 million For his re-election bid.

Governors in South Carolina are limited to two four-year terms, but if McMaster wins the primary and November elections, he will have an unprecedented 10-year term. The reason for this is that he automatically rose from the seat of his lieutenant governor to this role. In January 2017 When Nicky Haley resigned to take a job in the then President Donald Trump administration. McMaster served Haley’s last two years before being elected in 2018.

Five candidates are seeking Democratic governorship nominees: former U.S. House of Representatives Joe Cunningham, State Senator Mia McLeod, healthcare administrator Carlton Boyd, barber and musician Calvin “CJ Mac” Macmillan and veteran Vietnam postal worker William H. Cowboy “. Williams

The biggest focus was on Cunningham and McLeod, who also raised the most money. Cunningham received 8 1.8 million, while McLeod received about ً 500,000.

Both candidates spent time at local party rallies, seeking lower-level support and emphasizing their differences with McMaster rather than with each other. In a debate on Friday after the early voting ended, Cunningham and McLeod spent more time targeting the Republican governor than their three Democratic opponents – only one of whom responded to the invitation. ۔

McLeod also has one Personal quarrel on Twitter Todd Rutherford, a minority leader in the Democratic House, suggested disloyalty and nepotism after Rutherford’s endorsement of Cunningham, and said McLeod had done little in his 10 years in the General Assembly.

McMaster may have the opportunity to render unparalleled service in the office for 10 years.
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McLeod often introduces himself as. The first black woman To run for governor in South Carolina, although she says her primary goal in running is not to make history, but to bring about change. He said South Carolina needed a replacement for the string of “Republican Light” Democratic men who have competed and lost in the last five governing races.

Cunningham has campaigned with many great promises, such as legalizing sports gambling and Recreational marijuana use.

He also insists he is in the best position to defeat McMaster. Cunningham cited his ideas and youth, and repeatedly highlighted the 35-year age difference between him and the governor. Cunningham is 40 years old. MacMaster is 75 years old. Cunningham also claimed that whatever the current governor hopes to accomplish with four more years of public service, he should do in his first four decades as a politician.