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S.C. Rep. Bakari Sellers (D-Bamberg) is leading status quo “Republican” Henry McMaster in the money race for lieutenant governor, according to the latest Palmetto State campaign finance filings.

Sellers, a moderate Democrat, has $194,200 on hand according to the reports.  McMaster has less than $70,000 – although he raised and spent nearly half a million dollars in his successful bid for the GOP nomination.

“We can do this!” Sellers told his supporters in announcing his early financial edge.  “Please spread the word, I need your help to make history!”

McMaster is a former two-term Attorney General and SCGOP chairman who has run for practically every political office there is in South Carolina.  In fact his perpetual campaigning was mocked in this spoof ad released earlier this year by the Sellers’ campaign.

Sellers is the son of a civil rights leader who has staked out centrist ground on tax and spending issues …