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Scott, Gowdy Considering Governor, LG Run

They expect to make a decision by the end of the year.

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Zach C. Cohen
Nov. 14, 2016, 11:11 a.m.

Sen. Tim Scott (R) and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R) “are weigh­ing a joint run for gov­ernor and lieu­ten­ant gov­ernor in 2018. … A de­cision on a run is ex­pec­ted by year’s end.

“South Car­o­lina voters will elect a gov­ernor and lieu­ten­ant gov­ernor on the same tick­et for the first time in 2018. … If elec­ted as the state’s first Afric­an-Amer­ic­an gov­ernor, the 51-year-old from North Char­le­ston [Scott] would get to con­tin­ue the leg­acy as a his­tory-mak­ing state lead­er look­ing to forge a new vis­ion of the South based on in­clus­ive­ness and con­ser­vat­ive prin­ciples. Gowdy, 52, has made it no secret he doesn’t like liv­ing away from his fam­ily in Spartan­burg.

“Scott and Gowdy have be­come ex­tremely close friends since they first ar­rived in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., in 2010 as con­gress­men. … They have also been trav­el­ing the state hold­ing listen­ing ses­sions with faith lead­ers and law en­force­ment of­ficers to bridge trust gaps between the two com­munit­ies.” Neither man through spokespeople con­firmed nor denied the re­port. (Char­le­ston Post & Cour­i­er)

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