Warren crisscrossing state as SC gov runoff comes to a close

June 25, 2018 - 11:44 am

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A businessman challenging South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster for the Republican gubernatorial nomination has been spending the final days before Tuesday's runoff crisscrossing the state.

Greenville businessman John Warren is making stops across the state on Monday in Simpsonville, Daniel Island, West Columbia, Rock Hill and on Hilton Head Island, a day before voters go to the polls to pick their GOP nominee.

McMaster was the top individual vote-getter in the June 12 primary, but he failed to get the 50 percent needed to secure the nomination.

President Donald Trump was scheduled to campaign with McMaster later Monday in West Columbia. As an entrepreneur and first-time candidate, Warren says he's more similar to Trump than McMaster, long a fixture in South Carolina's Republican establishment.

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