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Henry McMaster raises more than $1.454 million in race for governor

January 11, 2010

Attorney General’s campaign has $1.23 million cash-on-hand

COLUMBIA – Henry McMaster’s campaign for governor today announced that it has raised more than $1.454 million, including more than $350,000 during the final quarter of 2009.  Attorney General McMaster now begins the new year with over $1.23 million in cash-on-hand.  The cash-on-hand total includes $188,815 in contributions that were transferred with permission from donors who had given to the attorney general’s re-election campaign.

“This is great news for Henry’s campaign,” said Bill Stern, McMaster’s finance chairman. “Our goal was to remain a leader in cash-on-hand by the end of 2009, and we achieved that goal.  Henry’s tremendous success in fundraising and in the polls demonstrate that his support across South Carolina is broad and deep.  They show that South Carolina’s hardworking families are ready to elect a governor with the maturity, experience and good judgment needed to put our state back on the Path to Prosperity.”

Rob Godfrey, McMaster’s communications director, said the attorney general’s finance totals are especially impressive in view of McMaster’s public service schedule.  “As our state’s top prosecutor, Henry has a full-time job, and he always puts his duties as attorney general first,” Godfrey said.

“Right now, for example, Attorney General McMaster is leading a group of 13 attorneys general in a national effort to challenge the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care legislation.  He’s also leading a crackdown on domestic violence and Internet predators,” Godfrey said.  “Henry McMaster’s supporters are not only proud of the funds he’s raised in the campaign, they are also very proud of what he continues to do as attorney general for South Carolina and for the nation.”

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