In an Op-Ed column posted on the Greenville News' website, State Sen. Hugh Leatherman, (R-Florence), the newly elected president pro tempore of the Senate, says failure to compromise in government leads to chaos and urges continued compromise and cooperation among the state's legislators.

Citing the late Gov. Carroll Campbell as an example of a Republican who was willing to compromise to get things done, Leatherman says Campbell was able to govern by finding common ground without abandoning his principles.

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