Latest Henry McMaster News

The Latest: Gillum concedes in Florida governor race

Nov. 7, 2018 1:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's elections for governor and other state offices (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Florida Democratic nominee for governor Andrew Gillum is conceding to his Republican rival, Ron DeSantis. The Tallahassee mayor was seeking to become the state's first black governor and...

Republican Gov. Henry McMaster of South Carolina wins a full term, defeating Democrat James Smith

Nov. 6, 2018 9:48 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Henry McMaster of South Carolina wins a full term, defeating Democrat James Smith.

South Carolina governor candidates clash in final debate

Oct. 25, 2018 10:24 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — In the closing days before the Nov. 6 general election, the men vying to be South Carolina's next governor have given voters their final chance to see a side-by-side comparison of their stance on issues including tax cuts, medical marijuana and tariffs proposed by the Trump...

Group: Foster waiver sought by SC governor unconstitutional

Oct. 23, 2018 2:17 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A waiver that seeks to allow federally funded foster care agencies to continue to deny services to same-sex or non-Christian couples is unconstitutional, a civil rights group argued Tuesday. In a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Anti-Defamation League...

AP Interview: Sanders foresees 'progressive' South Carolina

Oct. 20, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two years after a tough loss in South Carolina's Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders returned Saturday to the state where he said his progressive message is resonating more strongly than before. In an interview with The Associated Press following a rally attended by...

South Carolina lawmakers to Trump: Save nuclear fuel project

Oct. 18, 2018 6:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and the state's congressional delegation urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to reconsider his administration's plan to shut down a half-built nuclear fuel facility in their state. A federal appeals court last week allowed the Energy Department to...

South Carolina gov hopefuls clash in 1st of 2 debates

Oct. 17, 2018 10:53 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With less than three weeks until Election Day, the men vying to be South Carolina's next governor got a chance Wednesday to begin drawing their final contrasts as voters prepare to decide between them. The debate in Florence is the first of two general election debates for Republican...

The Latest: South Carolina gov hopefuls draw final contrasts

Oct. 17, 2018 8:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the first of two general election debates between the candidates competing for South Carolina governor (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The men vying to be South Carolina's next governor are drawing their final contrasts as voters prepare to decide between them in next...

South Carolina Democrats: Better if Sanders 'got lost'

Oct. 10, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As Bernie Sanders prepares to return to South Carolina to feel out a potential 2020 presidential bid, some Democrats in this heavily Republican state say the visit isn't wanted or helpful to their candidates in advance of next month's election. The state, home to the...

Storm-weary Carolinas worry Michael could hurt rebuilding

Oct. 9, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In the storm-weary Carolinas, Hurricane Michael's approach is stoking fresh fears among homeowners who still have tarps on their roofs or industrial dehumidifiers drying their floors from destruction left by Hurricane Florence. Thousands of homes in North and South Carolina were...