Henry McMaster Fined, Forced To Give Back Contributions

S.C. LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR REACHES DEAL WITH STATE ETHICS AGENCY S.C. lieutenant governor Henry McMaster was fined $5,100 this week – and forced to repay $73,000 in contributions from his failed 2010 gubernatorial bid, thus settling his case with the S.C. State Ethics Commission (SCSEC). The former two-term attorney general was accused of…


S.C. lieutenant governor Henry McMaster was fined $5,100 this week – and forced to repay $73,000 in contributions from his failed 2010 gubernatorial bid, thus settling his case with the S.C. State Ethics Commission (SCSEC).

The former two-term attorney general was accused of collecting tens of thousands of dollars in excessive campaign contributions during his 2010 campaign – problems eerily similar to those experienced by current S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson, another client of the neo-Confederate consulting firm of Richard Quinn and Associates.

Back in March of 2014, we filed this exclusive report delving into Wilson’s campaign finance issues – which also included allegations of excessive contributions.

McMaster made a public break with Quinn this year when he endorsed the 2016 presidential bid of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.  Quinn and his empire supported the candidacy of Jeb Bush, who dropped out of the race following a disappointing fourth-place showing in the Palmetto State.

McMaster lost his 2010 race to S.C. governor Nikki Haley, but he won the “Republican” primary for lieutenant governor in the spring of 2014 over Haley’s handpicked No. 2, Patrick McKinney.  In November 2014, McMaster defeated Democrat Bakari Sellers to claim the lieutenant governor’s office – overcoming yet another round of controversy surrounding his association with various “whites only” social organizations.

He is rumored as a likely candidate for governor in 2018.


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erneba March 16, 2016 at 9:16 pm

Oh!, just a little loose change that was put in the wrong cup.

Augustus March 16, 2016 at 9:58 pm

They are all crooks!

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Bible Thumper March 17, 2016 at 12:43 am

Responding to questions concerning violence at Trump events: Lt Governor Henry McMaster said “There is no reason to be concerned. It’s only blacks who are getting injured.” ;-D

Ted March 17, 2016 at 2:25 am

That crook and his enablers such as Harris Pastides are banking on Trump which “will pay their legal fees”.

JoeP March 17, 2016 at 3:37 pm

You are right that Pastides aided and sheltered McMaster on USC payroll – for what we know about PeopleSoft he might still be on it.

Confiture March 17, 2016 at 3:52 pm

Bromance ?

Krazy Kat March 17, 2016 at 9:17 am

He’s a lawbreaker not a lawmaker

Denise March 17, 2016 at 9:58 am

So what is the news here, another unethical, disgraced, or immoral Lt. Governor?
There is a long line of them. Way, way back to Earl Morris!
NO Lt. Governor has ever amounted to squat after leaving office, or being forced out.

nitrat March 17, 2016 at 10:37 am

What should bother people is that he was an attorney general.

Calhoun March 17, 2016 at 10:27 am

I no longer back HenryMac, McMaster is dead to me. I first voted for him in 1986 (my first election opportunity having then turned 18) for the US Senate against ol Fritz Hollings. Then again in for Lite Gubner in 1990, his 2nd losing effort. Worked in my County Party structure serving as delegate at the State GOP Convention where he was elected Chairman for 3 terms – he did a decent job there. Supported hm and worked on his successful campaign for AG. Then supported him for Gubner in 2010, his 3rd state-wide loss. No more though, his endorsement of Trump demonstrates extremely poor judgement and just how desperate he is to be SC’s next Governor, as he clearly wants to ride that wave to succeed Haley. He’s too dumb, and too old. Never again Henry, you opportunistic, unprincipled douchebag.

Alan March 18, 2016 at 8:26 am

Calhoun, in corrupted South Carolina, the leader of the pack is the attorney general, Henry McMaster, then and Alan Wilson, now. Followed by the State Ethics Commission and the ethics committees guarding their own corrupted officials. The fines, if they are imposed, are never collected. Millions .. Catch me if you can and if you do…. I can dance and sing .. and laugh at the tax payers for they are paying my salaries and my retirement… Loftis is laughing all the way to the bank and fools voters are getting their ass … Ah, don’t we all love corruption?

Obnoxious March 18, 2016 at 1:52 pm

What Loftis! No response… The cat got your tongue. No ” Liars lie. ” No ” Filthy little liar” No “lies after lies” No” Fat, flabby , stinky ass” No “old wrinkled ball sacks” No “assholes and tiny penis” .. Cat got your tongue .. Have another drink… so you can get your vile style back and please include your false accusations and obnoxious tirades.

Penis March 18, 2016 at 5:05 pm

WHERE INTHE WORLD IS CURTIS MELVIN LOFTIS? Help me find him? So vile, so infected, so vulgar so gross.. A bug man with no brain… no morals and no answers… The cat got his tongue or his penis… Yeah… penis.. good. Loftis… bad..

RogueElephant March 17, 2016 at 12:54 pm

Do Democrats ever get fined for these infractions ?????

Bible Thumper March 17, 2016 at 2:43 pm

In South Carolina, they don’t bother investigating the losers.

Guest March 17, 2016 at 3:41 pm

Didn’t State Treasurer Loftis also have an ethics complaint filed against him related to his handling of a contract with the Bank of New York? I wonder when the Ethics Commission will Inform the public of the disposition of that investigation and the consent order.

Max March 17, 2016 at 3:49 pm

Sam Griswold, Sam Griswold. You should have more to do with your time that harass Loftis.

Guest March 17, 2016 at 4:03 pm

First, I’m not Sam Griswold. Secondly I’m not harassing Treasurer Loftis. I just want to know the status of the ethics complaint that had been filed. It was reported in the newspapers that the Treasurer had agreed to a consent order. That usually means an admission of guilt. If this is true what did he admit to and is there a penalty?

Max March 17, 2016 at 5:51 pm

I believe everything you have said. Thanks Sam.

Shane March 17, 2016 at 7:13 pm

Max=Curtis Melvin Loftis… What an interesting day, watching your C girl squirming in her seat lying about the bank of New York/ Mellon… She needs to do better… to cover your ass better. When are you going to testify under oath Curtee? Hope it will also be on TV and in the archives… so we can all be informed… LOL

Toxic March 18, 2016 at 12:39 pm

A few words of advice for your C girl… Resign before you pop something as working for Curtis Melvin Loftis is extremely toxic. Just look as the list of people who have left the STO because they could not stand his shit! Just a quick look at you and it screams warning… Toxic Loftis…

Abouttime March 18, 2016 at 2:10 pm

The House Oversight Committee will soon have Curtis Melvin Loftis stand in front of them and he will have to testify under oath… He cannot send one of his candy faced boy nor can he send one of his C girls to speak for him… He will have to appear and will not be able to watch on his computer. About time… He will have a great difficulty hiding his ignorance and total lack of understanding of finance… About time..

Neck March 18, 2016 at 3:33 pm

C girl…No neck, tall=wide… Fat … Fat… Danger. Scary… For the good of you, resign… Loftis is not worth it… He is a sick, vile man with no conscience. Get out and take care of yourself… Loftis only cares about him, only him. C girl… get out and take care of yourself. Curtis Melvin Loftis is taking advantage of you and yours.

Delinda March 18, 2016 at 6:42 pm

Delinda.. in love with Curtis Melvin Loftis…Delinda , he is a fag, infected with a vile incurable disease,,, contagious for life… Gross for you… and gross for our children and young men in South Carolina. Curtis Melvin Loftis must stay away from our children and young men in SC. Yes, gross man with gross sex life style. Do you love Curtis Melvin Loftis? Delinda, are you in love with Curtis Melvin Loftis? You better slap your face now.. Loftis is an infected man… not interested in you… Delinda Ridings… Slap your face and come to life.. Loftis is a vile man… not into girls… not into you

Guest March 19, 2016 at 9:12 pm

The original and to me the important question is when will the Ethics Commission rule on the complaint that Treasurer Loftis violated state law when he arranged for the Bank of New York to pay his friend and business associate $2 million ?

Ethics March 18, 2016 at 7:21 am

Max= Loftis, tell us who are the attorneys defending you and who is paying for them? Who agreed to the attorneys and to use tax payers money? Alan Wilson, the AG? Transparency, Loftis…

Lone Ranger March 17, 2016 at 8:53 pm

Senators Bright, Verdin and Peeler had the guts to honor
patriots and Southern heritage by voting to KEEP the flag

And there are 20 House members with steadfast loyalty whom
Tea WILL support and about whom we can brag

Those patriot House members are Bedingfield, Burns, Chumley,
Corley, Delleney, Hardee, Hill, Johnson and Kennedy

Then Loftis—Moss (both D.C. and V.S.), Nanney, Putnam,
Simrill, Spires, Stringer, Taylor, Thaylor—and let’s see

White makes twenty and that is plenty of reason to get out
and vote this year and beyond that let us just say

Legislators’ names YOU DON’T SEE HERE…let us make it crystal
clear—need to be UNELECTED on election day !!!


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