Appointed Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant (R) is moving toward challenging Gov. Henry McMaster (R) in next year’s GOP statewide primary. Mr. Bryant, this week, formally launched a fundraising committee and will likely make a final decision about running sometime in August. Mr. McMaster, the elected Lt. Governor, ascended to the state’s top position when Gov. Nikki Haley (R) was appointed US Ambassador to the United Nations. Mr. Bryant was then chosen by the state legislature to replace McMaster. Former Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill (R) is already an announced candidate. Gov. McMaster is expected to seek a full term.
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