McMaster Hires Former Haley Aide

Richard Quinn isn’t working on the governor’s 2018 campaign.

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Zach C. Cohen
May 15, 2017, 10:47 a.m.

Tim Pear­son said Fri­day he will be a gen­er­al con­sult­ant for Gov. Henry Mc­Mas­ter’s (R) 2018 cam­paign, “of­fer­ing stra­tegic ad­vice on ‘big pic­ture’ is­sues. The cam­paign will hire a day-to-day man­ager, he said.” Pear­son led former Gov. Nikki Haley’s (R) 2010 and 2014 cam­paigns.

“Already on board for Mc­Mas­ter are Brad Henry, a long­time con­sult­ant with the gov­ernor, who will raise money in­side South Car­o­lina, and Car­oline Wren, a vet­er­an of U.S. Sen. Lind­sey Gra­ham’s cam­paigns, who will over­see out-of-state fun­drais­ing.”

“Mc­Mas­ter’s long­time polit­ic­al con­sult­ant, Richard Quinn & As­so­ci­ates, will not be in­volved in the gov­ernor’s cam­paign, Pear­son said.” (Char­le­ston Post & Cour­i­er)

“Mc­Mas­ter did not say spe­cific­ally if he ditched the Quinn firm that worked on his cam­paigns since he ran for the U.S. Sen­ate in 1986. His state­ment, though, did not con­tra­dict Pear­son.”

Mc­Mas­ter: “We have just be­gun put­ting to­geth­er an ex­pan­ded team. … Ad­di­tion­al, former, and new team mem­bers and con­sult­ants will be ad­ded or used as needed.”

“The new hire rep­res­ents a sig­ni­fic­ant break. Mc­Mas­ter has backed the power­ful Columbia-area firm while in­vest­ig­at­ors sub­poenaed re­cords from sev­er­al state agen­cies and cor­por­a­tions that hired Richard Quinn & As­so­ci­ates.” (Char­le­ston Post & Cour­i­er)


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