Tonight at 6 p.m., Columbia, S.C. residents will show up at Airport High School, where President Donald Trump will appear at a campaign event in support of South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster. McMaster, one of the first elected officials to endorse Trump’s presidential campaign, faces Greenville businessman John Warren in a runoff tomorrow for the Republican nomination for governor.
On Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence flew into Myrtle Beach in support of McMaster as well. The event was attended by only between 200 and 400 residents, however. The event under performed.
That same day, a well known, local Horry County Trump supporter, Gerri McDaniel, endorsed Warren for Governor. The day before, local fireman Chad Caton, who was instrumental in the Horry County Council Chair’s race, endorsed Warren as well. Many felt these two grass roots endorsements blunted the McMaster/Pence enthusiasm locally.
LOCAL FORMER FIREFIGHTER CATON ENDORSES WARREN
Huge crowds are expected in Columbia tonight. President Trump is very popular in S.C. McMaster, however, is in a run off because of ongoing issues he has with a past former political consultant. That consultant, Richard Quinn, Sr. continues to be one of McMaster’s closest friends.
Cronyism has become the key issue in this election cycle.
Can a Trump visit change the narrative for McMaster? South Carolinians will find out in just over 48 hours.