As McMaster and Smith barnstormed across South Carolina over the final week of the governor's race, doggedly pursuing every last vote they could find, the opponents and their supporters offered starkly contrasting views of the state's trajectory.
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South Carolina's governor race will come down to how voters feel about the state's direction.
The two candidates for South Carolina lieutenant governor presented different visions for the state Monday night.
In 2012, South Carolina voters approved joining the governor and lieutenant governor run on the same ticket.
James Smith needs a fourth-quarter miracle.
Republican Gov. Henry McMaster and Democratic state Rep. James Smith will face off in two debates, while their running mates, Republican business owner Pamela Evette and Democratic state Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell, will meet in one debate.
As Republican Gov. Henry McMaster and Democrat state Rep. James Smith both plan to march in the Chapin Labor Day Parade on Monday in a de facto kickoff of the campaign, here is what voters need to know about the governor's race.
The change, first approved by voters in a 2012 ballot referendum, will mean that the winners will work much more in tandem than the state's top two elected officials have in years past.
In a sign of the Upstate's importance to winning the governor's race, Catherine Templeton, the Republican challenger giving Gov. Henry McMaster the most trouble, will name Greenville solicitor Walt Wilkins as her running mate on Tuesday, The Post and Courier has learned.
LANCASTER — State Rep. James Smith, a Columbia Democrat running for South Carolina governor, picked fellow state Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell as …