Tight race for attorney general winds down

By Tim Pulliam - email

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - South Carolinians will choose their new attorney general on Tuesday. Democrat Matthew Richardson and Republican Alan Wilson are running to replace Henry McMaster.

Wilson and Richardson are making last-ditch efforts to win your vote Tuesday. They're campaigning for state attorney general, the highest legal office in South Carolina. Each are taking road trips to mom and pop shops and greeting voters across the state.
Wilson says his top priority if elected is to fight federal health care laws. Richardson, on the other hand, says he will go full force against Internet scams that target the elderly.

"I'm not beholden to any political structure," said Wilson. "I'm going to do what is right based on my philosophy. I'm going to do what's right based on the law. I don't have to answer to anybody in Washington, DC. That's the difference between my opponent and me."

"We've been trying to make sure they know I'm not going to take a paycheck until this economy turns around," said Richardson. "I'm not going to run for another office while Attorney General."

Wilson and Richardson share the ballot with Green Party candidate Leslie Minerd.

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