Alan Wilson picked up an endorsement Monday from former opponent Robert Bolchoz in the Republican runoff for attorney general.
"I'm honored and there's no other word for it," Wilson said at a news conference at the Mount Pleasant law offices of former Attorney General Charlie Condon, who endorsed Wilson last week.
"I wanted to thank both men, who share my experience of prosecuting, for their support," Wilson said.
Wilson faces Leighton Lord in the GOP runoff next Tuesday. The winner of the runoff faces Democrat Matthew Richardson, who was unopposed in the primary.
Bolchoz said Wilson is the only remaining candidate who has prosecuted a criminal.
"I can't overstate the significance of having someone in the Attorney General's Office that has prosecuted someone before," he said.
Congressman Joe Wilson, Alan Wilson's father, attended the announcement.
In response to Bolchoz's endorsement, Lord issued a statement saying that Wilson is surrounded by people whose only significant career experience is in government or politics.
"Alan Wilson has rolled out yet another person supporting him whose career has been predominantly in government," Lord said.