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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 12:54 PM

Democrat SC Sen. Mia McLeod launches 2022 campaign for governor

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina Sen. Mia McLeod, one of five women to serve in the state Legislature’s upper chamber who over the past year used her platform to deride the governor’s COVID-19 health protocols, announced Thursday she is running for governor in 2022.

The Richland County Democrat held a formal announcement Thursday at Columbia’s Modjeska Monteith Simkins House, honoring the civil rights advocate who died in 1992. On Thursday, she released a roughly two-minute ad announcing her campaign.

“This is Bennettsville, South Carolina. A place so neglected by so many for so long that some even call it the, ‘corridor of shame.’ It’s the place where I was born. It’s the place that shaped me. And the truth is, all across South Carolina, we share similar stories, stories of love, of faith, of defying the odds,” McLeod says in the ad, along photos of her as a child and her hometown. “But far too often across this state, we also share stories of struggle and neglect because politicians have forgotten about all but those who agree with them or fund their campaigns.”

McLeod, 52, is the first Black woman to run for governor in South Carolina.

Read more: https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article251631453.html

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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 01:00 PM

1. Joe Cunningham also a Dem is running too

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