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#SC2018: John Warren Launches Fifth TV Ad

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Upstate businessman John Warren is on the air with his fifth television commercial as the increasingly combative race for governor of South Carolina approaches its first day of reckoning.

The 30-second spot – entitled “True Conservative” – is intended to respond to what Warren’s campaign is calling “misleading and false attacks by his opponents.”

One Upstate media station agrees with his assessment, too.

The ad comes one day after Lowcountry labor attorney Catherine Templeton launched a blistering new spot calling into question Warren’s conservative bona fides.  That ad is the latest in a long-simmering back and forth battle between these two outsiders – who are vying for the right to go up against incumbent “Republican” governor Henry McMaster in a likely GOP runoff election on June 26.

Gifted the governor’s office last January by U.S. president Donald Trump, McMaster was widely considered a shoo-in to capture the GOP nomination on the first ballot on June 12.  His campaign has been an unmitigated disaster, though – not unlike his administration.

The latest internal polling provided to this news site shows Warren pulling even with Templeton in the race for second place.  In fact we’ve heard of at least two internal polls which show Warren ahead of Templeton – who has previously been blasted by Warren during the campaign.

Anyway, here is the latest Warren spot …

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(Via: Warren for Governor)

“Desperate last minute attacks won’t distract me from what’s important,” Warren says in his new ad.  “Our next governor should be a true conservative – willing to fight for our values, and for what you and I believe in.”

This is the same theme Warren moved to establish during the final “Republican” debate earlier this week.

“I continue to climb because I am the conservative messenger,” he said.  “Their campaigns are crumbling like our roads and our bridges.”

Nifty line …

Can Warren hang on and claim the No. 2 spot in this race?  We shall see … his campaign clearly has the late-breaking momentum.

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