Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant (R) said Tuesday that he gave $225,000 to his campaign in September, raised another $125,000, and has $290,000 on hand.
“Candidates for state and local offices have until Oct. 10 to report their third-quarter campaign fundraising and expenses.” (Columbia State)
THE ANTI-McMASTER CAUCUS. Bryant is the only “one of four announced GOP candidates” who “has indicated their support for personhood legislation, according to the organization advancing this issue before the S.C. General Assembly.” (FITSnews)
“Advocates for personhood legislation … are criticizing … Templeton for carving out an abortion exemption for victims of incest.” (FITSnews)
“Duke Energy, Dominion Energy, and Southern Co. are three of the four utilities in talks to buy all or part of state-owned Santee Cooper after the botched VC Summer nuclear project forced the state to consider selling the utility. … In an op-ed yesterday, … Bryant … called the proposed sale a ‘Knee-jerk [reaction] for the sake of political expediency.’” Former state cabinet official Catherine Templeton (R) called “it a ‘fire sale,’ saying, ‘You never sell a company when it’s rocked back on its heels.’” (Charleston City Paper)