11/10/2017 in: News
By Gavin Jackson
To understand the 2018 governor’s race, rewind a year to the election of President Donald Trump.
Trump’s win moved up South Carolina’s gubernatorial race calendar, when shortly after he won, he named then Gov. Nikki Haley to become his United Nations ambassador.
Moments after a near unanimous Senate vote in January, Haley resigned her office to second-in-command Henry McMaster. The move instantly gave McMaster greater name recognition and a modern track record to run on.