FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2018
Press Contact: Brad Warthen, 803-315-1886
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Henry McMaster thinks he’s a terrific steward of South Carolina’s economy, repeatedly claiming that we’re “Winning, winning, winning.”
His running mate leads the cheering section, as though applauding a lie made it true.
Yet these things are all fixable. We need to train our workforce for the jobs of the future. Our leadership needs to stand up and oppose the president’s job-killing trade war in no uncertain terms. We need to raise teacher pay above the Southeastern average, and transform our schools so educators are eager to teach in them. And we should accept the federal funds – our own tax money – to provide medical coverage to 250,000 people without, keep small-town hospitals open, create 44,000 good new jobs, and bring more than a billion additional dollars into our state economy each year.
“South Carolina isn’t doing well unless all of us are doing well,” said James Smith, Democratic nominee for governor. “Under Henry, too many have been left behind for too long. Mandy and I would leave no one behind – that’s our greatest promise to our fellow South Carolinians.
“In our debate last week, Pam Evette wouldn’t even acknowledge anything was wrong, saying we need to be cheerleaders for the way we are,” said Mandy Powers Norrell, nominee for lieutenant governor. “James and I will work to build a South Carolina that works for everybody willing to try.”