McMaster and Evette are scheduled to address the First Tuesday Republican Club of the Midlands this Tuesday (April 3, 2018) at 12:00 p.m. EDT. A media availability with the two running mates is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. EDT.
(Cue your “Foghorn Govnah” jokes).
The club meets monthly at the The Hall at Senate’s End (300 Senate Street – Columbia, S.C. 29201). This venue has previously played host to GOP statewide elected officials including treasurer Curtis Loftis and attorney general Alan Wilson. “Republican” gubernatorial candidate Catherine Templeton has also addressed its members.
Evette, an Upstate businesswoman, is the first person ever chosen to participate on a statewide ticket in South Carolina. In prior elections in the Palmetto State, candidates for lieutenant governor were elected independently.
For Evette to become the GOP nominee will require McMaster winning his party’s gubernatorial nomination. That’s a fifty-fifty proposition at the moment … at best.
In addition to Templeton, current lieutenant governor Kevin Bryant, former lieutenant governor Yancey McGill and Upstate businessman John Warren are all challenging the 70-year-old career politician – who was supposed to coast to reelection after receiving the support of U.S. president Donald Trump.
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