Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-03) “announced Monday that he won’t run for South Carolina governor next year. … Duncan … had been mentioned as a potential candidate for governor before” former Gov. Nikki Haley (R) “left office.”
Duncan: “I am ruling out running for governor in ‘18. … I’m focused on serving the 3rd District.”
“Duncan said President Donald Trump’s decision to name … Haley as ambassador to the United Nations was a ‘game-changer’ for the governor’s race. Haley was replaced in January by” now-Gov. Henry McMaster (R).
Duncan: “You see a lot of folks that aren’t even thinking about it now.” (Independent Mail)
BOW TO THE MASTER. McMaster “reported raising $961,015 from late January through March, giving him an advantage over” former state cabinet member Catherine Templeton (R), “who hauled in $702,340 since January.” (Columbia State)