South Carolina Democrats Grow More Divided After Heated First Gov Debate

In their first debate, South Carolina Democrat gubernatorial candidates lobbed attacks at one another and raced to the left.

The RGA writes:

In their first debate, South Carolina Democrat gubernatorial candidates lobbed attacks at one another and raced to the left as the increasingly divisive primary contest escalated further. South Carolina’s major media outlets took note of the heightened tension between the candidates as The State reported that the debate proved the nomination contest “will be a fight to the finish” while the Charleston Post & Courier concluded that the primary is “off to a combative start.”

In response to attacks lobbed at him by his opponents, Liberal Politician James Smith continued to pander to left-wing primary voters, outlining his liberal position on gun control. This came after new video showed him announcing his support of Bernie Sanders’ style healthcare in South Carolina. As Democrats continue to grow more divided, their hopes of competing in November’s general election continue to shrink.

The Charleston Post & Courier has more:

The 2018 Democratic primary for South Carolina governor is off to a combative start…

When Smith touted a 22-year service record of helping to boost women’s heath and employment rights, Willis asked why he couldn’t get an equal pay law passed in the Legislature in all that time.

Noble pointed out that Smith used to have an ‘A’ rating from the National Rifle Association. Smith pushed back, noting he has supported several firearm restrictions…

Later, Willis blasted Noble for saying that he would be open to firing many teachers in the state. Noble did not back down, saying that the source of education deficiencies in the state is in adults, not children…

‘I make no apologies for doing everything we have to do to fix education in South Carolina and fix it now,’ Noble said, yelling and pounding his fists on the table by the climax of his answer…

Republicans have seized on the early infighting, suggesting it will threaten Democrats’ chances to stage an upset in the general election. No Democrat has won a governor’s race since 1998.


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