COLUMBIA, S.C. — A major GOP fundraiser and two-time agency head are among Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s campaign leadership team for South Carolina.
The Bush campaign says Barry Wynn and Catherine Templeton are among the campaign’s co-chairmen for this early primary state.
Wynn is a former chairman of South Carolina’s Republican Party. The Spartanburg financial adviser and prominent GOP fundraiser initially backed Texas Gov. Rick Perry in 2012 before switching to the Mitt Romney campaign. At the time, Wynn criticized attempts to cast the former Massachusetts governor as a cold-blooded predator in the business world, saying the actions crossed the line in a political party that values free-market capitalism.
Templeton ran South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control and previously the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation under Gov. Nikki Haley.