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Templeton Launches Long-Expected Governor Run

Henry McMaster threatened to veto a gas tax increase.

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Zach C. Cohen
April 5, 2017, 10:44 a.m.

“Former state health de­part­ment dir­ect­or Cath­er­ine Tem­pleton (R) will run for gov­ernor of South Car­o­lina in 2018. The anti-uni­on at­tor­ney who was on the short list for Labor Sec­ret­ary in Pres­id­ent Don­ald Trump’s cab­in­et, Tem­pleton made her plans of­fi­cial in a state­ment … on Tues­day af­ter­noon.”

Tem­pleton: “I have nev­er run for of­fice, and I won’t run for the next one, but I can’t un­see what I saw in Columbia. … The cor­rup­tion, waste, self in­terest, and good ol boy sys­tem is alive and well. It’s ri­dicu­lous. … Right now is the time to send someone with prac­tic­al ex­per­i­ence run­ning a busi­ness, mak­ing a home, and re­form­ing gov­ern­ment.” (Char­le­ston Post & Cour­i­er)

LIT­MUS TEST. “Gov. Henry Mc­Mas­ter is now of­fi­cially threat­en­ing to veto pending gas tax le­gis­la­tion and a bond bill that helps fin­ance high­er edu­ca­tion pro­jects and oth­er cap­it­al im­prove­ments throughout the state.” (Char­le­ston Post & Cour­i­er)

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