READ: SC Gubernatorial responses to McMaster's first State of the State address

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster gave his first State of the State address on Wednesday.

A number of candidates running against him in 2018 released statements on Wednesday.

This story will be updated as more statements are given. 

Catherine Templeton

Conservative outsider and GOP gubernatorial candidate, Catherine Templeton today issued the following statement before Governor McMaster's State of the State address.
South Carolina is experiencing a moment in which very real opportunities exist to create a new and sustainable prosperity that benefits every citizen.  Our state's political leaders need to get themselves on the right side of that effort and lead with boldness and imagination… or get out of the way.

James Smith

Good evening, my fellow South Carolinians. My name is James Smith, and I'm a father,
husband, combat veteran, small business owner, and life-long South Carolinian.

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