Some hopefuls flush with cash in SC gov primary’s final days

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – One of Gov. Henry McMaster’s Republican challengers has more than $1 million on hand heading into the final two weeks of the primary campaign.

That’s according to filings posted this week by former state public health director Catherine Templeton. State Ethics Commission records show McMaster has $770,000 on hand.

The governor outraised Templeton during the second-quarter filing period, bringing in more than $300,000. Templeton reported raising more than $243,000 since April. Both campaigns have been running television ads in heavy rotation.

John Warren, another of McMaster’s challengers, had more than $704,000 cash on hand. The Greenville businessman has contributed several million dollars to his own campaign.

None of the three Democratic candidates have filed second-quarter numbers yet.

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