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Gov. McMaster talks jobs,education, school safety on campaign trail in Aiken

AIKEN, SC (WFXG) -

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster is taking his bus tour across the state on the campaign trail.

He spent day two of his #SCWinning bus tour in Aiken. Supporters brought their issues to Aiken Brewing Company as he campaigned in the city, 

"Taxes, and keeping costs down, the cost of living down to a reasonable level, that sort of thing. But corruption in state government is number one for me," said Bob Simmons, a supporter of the governor.

McMaster brought his issues, too. He promised the dozens in the crowd that South Carolina would have great highways. He said soon trained certified police officers will be in every school of every district in the state. He also said the state would not have any sanctuary cities.

His running mate, Pamela Evette, is a businesswoman with more than 20 years of financial management, compliance and controller experience. She urged the crowd to stand with them next week and vote them into office so they can "continue to make South Carolina grow."

Since McMaster has been in office, he's announced $6 billion in new investments and more than 20,000 new jobs.
 
"We're outrunning our headlights. We've got so much business coming in and growing here in the state that we don't have enough people to fill those jobs," the governor said.

The state's never done this well, he claimed, and he vowed to continue economic development. In fact, before hopping back on his tour bus, he made a point to stop by local businesses.

Governor McMaster, the only candidate endorsed by President Trump, left our area with endorsements from local legislators, too. He also made stops in Lexington and Charleston Thursday.

CLICK HERE for his full #SCWinning Bus Tour Schedule. The South Carolina primary election is Tuesday, June 12th. 

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