For the Republicans, the contenders for the South Carolina governorship can only grow. The last (until now) contender to jump in the election race is John Warren. The latter is a Greenville resident and lends to a number of real estate investors. He has earlier served as a captain in the Marine infantry. Warren is the fourth contender in the governorship race. The contention is to unseat the incumbent Governor Henry McMaster. Warren is 38 years old.
Warren has considered a number of entries into politics. These include a run for Congress. He took the final decision to run for the governorship in December. He spent about $50,000 to ignite his campaign. The Greenville resident is doing the 'tried and tested' way to position himself in what would undoubtedly be a crowded race. He has positioned himself as an outsider in politics during his first election. The stand is a well-proven one. The same strategy has helped Republican Donald J. Trump win the US presidentship in 2016 and Nikki Haley her governorship in 2010. Warren has even mentioned Haley in the introduction video. The White House made Haley the US Ambassador to the United Nations in 2017.
It is expected that Warren will provide his own funding to make up for leads which are already made by not only McMaster but also by Catherine Templeton, the attorney practicing in Mount Pleasant. McMaster gathered up $3.3 million the previous year (2017). Templeton, for her part, collected $2.8 million. She was the agency chief for two times prior to running for this governorship race.
When it comes to the full spectrum of North Carolina politics, Warren is not the only contender to jump in at the last stage. He is actually the second last one. Marguerite Willis, an antitrust attorney practicing in Florence was the last. She was the third Democrat to wade into the mix on January 31. The June primary is only five months away. According to Warren, if elected, he will set term limits for all the lawmakers. He would also pursue competitive bidding procedures on the state contracts. The probable GOP governor also advocates a constitutional amendment which states that life starts at conception. He said that he will fight the old boy network which only promotes corruption.