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Senate Could Confirm Haley Tuesday

Henry McMaster could be South Carolina’s longest-serving governor.

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Zach C. Cohen
Jan. 24, 2017, 10:21 a.m.

The U.S. Sen­ate Com­mit­tee on For­eign Re­la­tions “is sched­uled to take up a vote on” Gov. Nikki Haley’s (R) con­firm­a­tion for am­bas­sad­or to the United Na­tions “at noon. Then, the full Sen­ate must vote on wheth­er to con­firm her ap­point­ment. That could hap­pen as early as Tues­day.”

“Upon Haley’s resig­na­tion, Mc­Mas­ter would be­come gov­ernor, leav­ing a va­cancy in the lieu­ten­ant gov­ernor’s of­fice. … Mc­Mas­ter, a former S.C. at­tor­ney gen­er­al and a Columbia Re­pub­lic­an, would com­plete the re­main­ing two years of Haley’s term. Mc­Mas­ter could be­come the state’s longest-serving gov­ernor — serving 10 years — if, as ex­pec­ted, he runs for the of­fice in 2018 and wins re-elec­tion in 2022.” (Columbia State)

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