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McMaster No Shows First Debate

McMaster No Shows First Gubernatorial Debate

S.C. Governor Henry McMaster no showed the first Gubernatorial debate held in Greenville, S.C. last night.  The governor has yet to be seen at any public Horry County candidate group events preferring to run T.V., radio, and Social Media ads to get his message out.

The debate was carried on Facebook and statewide on Greenville Station 106.3 WORD.   MyrtleBeachSC.com has previously been a guest on this radio station with the Freedom Action Network.  We think highly of the station.

We are told that McMaster plans to skip the upcoming May 16th Charleston S.C. debate, as well, visiting a small group of Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) related insiders in North Myrtle Beach instead.   This just after the Charleston Post and Courier reported yesterday of $240,000 in monies paid by MBACC cronies to elected politicians.

McMaster is the favorite among insiders at the MBACC.  Reasons for his continued hiding are unknown.  The Pascoe Probe of State-Wide corruption, however, does feature his decades-long,  close friend and former political consultant Richard Quinn,  who pleaded an agreement to testify before a Grand Jury providing testimony of others involved last December.

After the debate, Greenville native and candidate for Governor,  John Warren sent out the following to the press.

Warren won the straw poll with almost 40% of the vote!   Catherine Templeton is a native of Charleston and is expected to poll well in the upcoming Charleston debate.

The Post and Courier reports it’s joining forces with South Carolina ETV to televise Republican debates May 23 at Clemson University and June 5 at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

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The 7 p.m. debates will air statewide and be streamed online.

Former dean of South Carolina’s College of Information and Communications Charles Bierbauer will moderate, as he has for most SCETV debates since 2010.

If McMaster does show for the May 23rd and June 5th debates, it will likely be the only time incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster faces his primary opponents directly. Current Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant, former Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill, former two-time state agency head Catherine Templeton and Greenville businessman John Warren are all hoping to upset the man who replaced Nikki Haley.

Democratic candidates scheduled to take part are Charleston businessman Phil Noble, State Rep. James Smith and Florence attorney Marguerite Willis.

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Born in 1961, David is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at MyrtleBeachSC.com

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