Democratic Governor Hopeful Cuts Ties

With his campaign manager

South Carolina Radio Network
June 22, 2018 - 2:04 pm

After winning the Democratic primary for governor last week, State Rep. James Smith has cut ties with his campaign manager.

The Post and Courier reported Mike McCauley left Smith’s team in what both sides said was a shared decision as the campaign enters a new stage for the November election.

Smith beat Florence attorney Marguerite Willis and Charleston businessman Phil Noble in the primary to win the nomination outright.

He will next face the winner of the Republican runoff next week, either Gov. Henry McMaster or Greenville businessman John Warren. Smith will face a difficult fight in the heavily-conservative Palmetto State.

McCauley worked on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

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