Former Marine and current Greenville, S.C. business leader, John Warren, clearly stood out at last night’s Horry County “Rock the Red” campaign stump event.
Candidates for S.C. Governor were all invited to speak. Those competing included Warren, Catherine Templeton, Lt. Governor Kevin Bryant, and Yancey McGill. Current Governor Henry McMaster was, once again, a no show in Horry County.
McMaster is currently embroiled in the S.C. probe being investigated by Special Prosecutor David Pascoe. The probe centers around his friend, and long-time former political consultant, Richard Quinn, Sr. As such, McMaster has largely stayed out of public venues, primarily using electronic media to get his message out to voters.
Warren is a fresh face, but adds a wealth of integrity and experience to the equation. If elected, Warren promises to address the current ethics issues that continue to make front page news in the state for the past 18 months. He also pledges to bring a conservative approach to the cumbersome and bloated systems that now define state government.
Catherine Templeton also spoke to the group of republican voters.
Templeton encouraged the group to wake up using an upbeat, cheer-leader like approach to her message.
Current Lt. Governor, Kevin Bryant, finished the night announcing that he has been endorsed by S.C. Tea Party Founder, Joe Dugan
Others vying for Governor, who spoke at the rally, included Yancey McGill. A surrogate spoke for current Governor McMaster.
Behind the scenes, grass roots members, including Gerri McDaniel worked tirelessly making the night a huge success.