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4 Candidates Join Chamber of Commerce Forum

Phil Noble called on the chamber to end its PAC.

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Danielle Bernstein
Dec. 7, 2017, 11:18 a.m.

“Four of the six 2018 candidates … made their pitch Wednesday to the state’s business community” at an “hour-long gubernatorial forum at the Sanctuary” that was hosted by the S.C. Chamber of Commerce “as part of its annual summit meeting.”

“Close to 75 business leaders listened as two Republican candidates — Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant (R) and former Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill (R) — and the two Democratic candidates —” technology consultant Phil Noble (D) “and state Rep. James Smith (D) — discussed taxes, workforce issues, health care and education.”

The most notable exchange at the forum came from Noble’s call on the chamber to “shut down” its political action committee. (Charleston Post & Courier)

GUNS BLAZING. Former state cabinet official Catherine Templeton (R), who has attempted to move further right than Gov. Henry McMaster (R), “came down strong on a wedge issue Wednesday. …Templeton was critical of Columbia leaders who took the first step Tuesday toward banning the use of controversial bump stocks, trigger cranks and similar devices that attach to guns.”

Templeton, on Twitter: “Columbia politicians are completely out of touch with our conservative values. You come for my guns, and I’ll come for your seat!” (The State)

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