2018 Gubernatorial Republican Debate (Clemson)

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SOUTH CAROLINA ETV, SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO IN THE POST AND COURIER ARE CO-PRESENTERS OF THIS PROGRAM. >> Charles Bierbaur: GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO THE 2018 REPUBLICAN GUBERNATORIAL PRIMARY DEBATE. LIVE FROM CLEMSON UNIVERSITY, I AM CHARLES BE LOWER. JOIN ME TONIGHT TO QUESTION THE CANDIDATES IS IN THE SHADE OF THE POST AND COURIER AND GAVIN JACKSON OF SCETV. ALL THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR THE OFFICE ARE JOINING US THIS EVENING. THEY ARE , HENRY McMASTER, CATHERINE TEMPLETON, JOHN WARREN, YANCEY McGILL AND KEVIN BRYANT. EACH CANDIDATE WILL HAVE A ONE MINUTE OPENING STATEMENT. FROM THERE THEY WILL HAVE ONE MINUTE TO ANSWER EACH QUESTION. IF NECESSARY, I WILL ALLOW 1/32 REBUTTAL. WE DREW FOR THE CANDIDATES IN THE ORDER WE WOULD START AND GOVERNOR McMASTER, WE WILL BEGIN WITH YOUROPENING STATEMENT .> Henry McMaster: MR. SHANE AND MR. JACKSON, I AM GLAD TO BE HERE WITH YOU. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN AND THOSE ON TELEVISION. I’M VERY PROUD TO BE YOUR GOVERNOR. IT’S THE PROUDEST THING I HAVE DONE. , THE SELECTION, IT WILL BE FOUR YEARS AS I OBSERVE FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR AND GOVERNOR. I HOPE WE GET TO TALK ABOUT IT TONIGHT.

I’M ALSO VERY PROUD OF BEING ENDORSED BY WHAT I THINK IS ONE OF THE GREATEST PRESIDENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY. THAT’S DONALD TRUMP. CAME HERE TO CAMPAIGN FOR ME AND HE’S ENDORSED ME AND HELP ME AND I APPRECIATE IT AND I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH HIM IN THE FUTURE AND IN FACT, IT’S ONE REASON HE ISENDORSED MAYBE BECAUSE HE AND I SEE THINGS A LOT ALIKE . RIGHT NOW, THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ME AND THESE OTHERS.

THAT IS, A RECORD AND A LOT OF THESE CANDIDATES SEEMED TO SEE SOMETHING WRONG WITH SOUTH CAROLINA. THEY SEE ALL THE BAD. I SEE THE GOOD . I SEE 20,000 NEW JOBS SINCE I’VE BEEN IN OFFICE IN 6 BILLION INVESTMENT AND YOU DON’T FIRE THE COACH AND PUT IN A ROOKIE WHEN YOUR TEAM IS WINNING. YOU GIVE THAT COACH A NEW CONTRACT AND YOU KEEP ON WINNING AND THAT’S WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO ON JUNE 12. THANK YOU MISS TEMPLETON. >> Catherine Templeton: THANK YOU. WHERE I COME FROM WE SHOW UP WHEN PEOPLE NEED HELP.

I AM ONE OF THE FIRST PEOPLE GOVERNOR NIKKI HALEY ASKED TO HELP HER MAKE IT A GREAT DAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA. I CAN’TAND SEE WHAT I SAW IN COLUMBIA BUT I CAN UNDO IT . I AM A CONSERVATIVE OUTSIDER WHOSE NEVER RUN FOR OFFICE. I DID STAY WITH GOVERNOR HALEY FOR FOUR YEARS WHILE WE FOUGHT THE ENTRENCHED BUREAUCRATS WERE SPENDING YOUR MONEY. THE GOOD OLD BOYS WHO WERE TAKING HER MONEY AND THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS THAT JUST WANT MORE OF YOUR MONEY. I KNOW ALL ABOUT THE GAMES THEY PLAY TO BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE SNAKES IN THE SWAMP. MAYBE THAT’S WHY WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED ME TO TRUMP TOWER, HIS TEAM CALLED ME A TRIPLE THREAT. MAYBE IT’S BECAUSE I AM A MOTHER AND A FIGHTER AND I CAN’T BE BOUGHT.

I WANT YOU TO COME WITH ME AS WE TAKE A BUZZ SAW TO THE CORRECTION COLUMBIA AND MAKE IT A GREAT DAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA ONCE AGAIN. >> Charles Bierbaur: MR. WARREN? >> John Warren: GOOD EVENING. I MAY CONSERVATIVE AND A MARINE. WHAT I AM NOT AS A CAREER PETITION, GOVERNMENT INSIDER OR A LAWYER. I’M RUNNING BECAUSE WE LIVE IN THE GREATEST STATE IN THE COUNTRY AND WHAT MAKES US SO GREAT ARE THE PEOPLE. OUR PEOPLEARE HARD-WORKING , HONEST, GOD-FEARING AND THEY ARE CONSERVATIVE. WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT IS PRODUCED IN COLUMBIA, IT IS THE OPPOSITE OF OUR GREAT STATE. I AM RUNNING BECAUSE THIS RACE COMES DOWN TO LEADERSHIPN MY EXPERIENCE IN LEADING MARINES IN COMBAT , GROWING A VERY SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS, LEADERSHIP COMESDOWN TO A PERSON’S CORE VALUES , CORE COMPETENCY AND WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAVE COURAGE.

MY CORE VALUES ÃI’M A TRUE CONSERVATIVE. I BELIEVE IN BUSINESS SENSE, COMMON SENSE AND SERVICE. IN TERMS OF MY CORE COMPETENCIES, I LET A LOT OF COMBAT MISSIONS AND BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN GROWING A VERY LARGE BUSINESS AND WE NEED SOMEONE WITH BUSINESS EXPERIENCE TO GO DOWN TO COLUMBIA AND FINALLY, WE NEED SOMEONE WITH COURAGE TO TAKE ON THE SPECIAL INTERESTS AND THAT IS ME. >> Charles Bierbaur: MR. McGILL . >> Yancey McGill: THANK YOU, DEAN. I WOULD FIRST START BY SAYING GO TIGERS POINT WE WRITE HIM THE HEART OF THE TIGERS AND I CAN SAY I WANT TO TAKE THAT QUICK MOMENT TO SAY THAT. I HAVE TWO DAUGHTERS GRADUATED RIGHT HERE FROM CLEMSON UNIVERSITY. I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU, THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT ELECTION. NOT TO BE TAKEN LIGHTLY. IT WILL TELL YOU THAT ANY OF THESE THERE ON THE STAGE ARE MORE THAN QUALIFIED TO BE THE NEXT GOVERNOR OF THE STATE.

ANY AND ALL. I ALSO WILL TELL YOU THIS ÃTHE FUTURE HOLDS TRUE IN THE STATE AND WE’VE ENJOYED A GOOD CREDIT REVIEW.OUBLING, TRIPLING CREDIT RATED STATE.NLY ONE OF EIGHT AND ONE EIGTH IN THE 50 STATES. WE HAVE A AA AND AAA CREDIT RATING IT’S BECAUSE OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN PHYSICALLY RESPONSIBLE. MAKING THIS HAPPEN. WILL TELL YOU, VERY QUICKLY, IT IS IMPORTANT TO TALK ABOUT THE SENIOR CITIZENS. THEY NEED ALL THE HELP THAT THEY CAN HAVE. I CAN ALSO TELL YOU THE YOUTH OF THIS STATE HAS GOT TO BE INCLUDED AND BROUGHT IN TO THE PROCESS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> Charles Bierbaur: MR. BRYANT? >> Kevin Bryant: THANK YOU, CHARLES AND EVERYONE WHO CAME TONIGHT. THANK YOU FOR THOSE BEING ON T.V.. I AM KEVIN BRYANT AND I’M A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER. A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER. I’M A REGISTERED PHARMACIST AND I AM THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL APPEAR. YOU HAVE A POLITICIAN AND A DRUG DEALER. I HAVE A RECORD. A CRYSTAL CLEAR CONSERVATIVE RECORD. PROMOTING YOUR LIBERTY IN PROTECTING YOUR WALLET.

I HAVE FILIBUSTER TAX HIKES, FILIBUSTER DEBT BOMBS AND I HAVE FILIBUSTER BILLS THAT ENCROACH ON YOUR PERSONAL LIBERTY. WE WILL HEAR TONIGHT A LOT ABOUT PLANNED PARENTHOOD FUNDING. I WILL TELL YOU, THE BUDGET NOW CONTAINS FUNDING FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD. I WROTE THE PLAN THAT FAILED IN THE SENATE BUT THAT PASSED IN THE HOUSE AND I HOPE WE WILL HEAR TONIGHT THAT FROM ALL OF MY FRIENDS TO MY LEFT, THAT IF THIS BUDGET HAS ONE SINGLE PENNY GOING TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD, IT WILL GET A VETO. WHEN ANNOUNCED IF THEY ASK IF I’M RUNNING TO THE RIGHT AND MY ANSWER THEN AND NOW IS I AM THE RIGHT. THANK YOU, CHARLES.> Charles Bierbaur: THANK YOU WELL. LET ME ADDRESS THE FIRST QUESTION STARTING WITH MISS TEMPLETON. I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT THE BC SUMMER NUCLEAR PLANT.

IF THE LEGISLATORS IN COLUMBIA LEAVE THIS COMPLEX OF ISSUES UNSETTLED REGARDING THE BC SUMMER ABANDONMENT PLANT AND AS CNG AND SANTEE COOPER AND IT SEEMS THEY JUST MAY LEAVE IT UNSETTLED AND YOU TAKE OFFICE IN JANUARY, WHAT IS YOUR MAIN GOAL ANDWHAT IS YOUR FIRST STEP ? IN YOUR CASE, GOVERNOR McMASTER, WILL YOU DO NOW? >> Catherine Templeton: IF I WAS YOUR GOVERNOR AT YEAR AND A HALF AGO OR MAYBE EVEN WHEN THE LAW THAT THE GOVERNMENT PASSED TO ACTUALLY TAKE OUR MONEY AND PUT IT IN THE POCKET OF SPECIAL INTEREST MONOPOLISTIC PRIVATE COMPANIES LIKE SCANNER, I MIGHT’VE FOUND IT UNCONSTITUTIONAL LIKE THE CURRENT ATTORNEY GENERAL.

OR, AS YOUR GOVERNOR, I WOULD GET YOUR MONEY BACK. NOW, AFTER GOVERNOR McMASTER HAS BEEN THERE FOR A YEAR AND A HALF AND WAS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WHEN IT HAPPENED, THERE IS NOT BEEN ONE BUT TWO LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS AND NOTHING HAS MOVED. WE DON’T HAVE OUR MONEY BACK. THEY ARE STILL TAKING OUR MONEY AND WE ARE THROWING IT INTO TWO HOLES IN THE GROUND. WHILE GOVERNOR McMASTER HAS TAKEN MONEY FROM THE VERY EXECUTIVES WHO ARE TRYING TO PAY DIVIDENDS TO THEIR SHAREHOLDERS AND WINDING WHILE GOING GRUB. IF I WERE THE GOVERNOR, CHARLES, I WOULD MAKE SURE THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH CAROLINA WERE TAKEN CARE OF FIRST AND WE COULD PAY FOR OUR LIGHT BILL AND SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS WERE TAKING MONEY FROM US. >> Charles Bierbaur: THE BC SUMMER PROJECT IS A DISASTER AND SANTEE COOPER IS A HUGE PROBLEM FOR TAXPAYERS. WE HAVE LOST $4 BILLION. THE NUMBER ONE THING I CALLED FOR THE FIRING OF THE BOARD. BOTH OF MY COMPETITORS TO MY LEFT HAVE TAKEN MONEY, GOVERNOR McMASTER IS TAKEN HUNDRED AND 15,000 FROMSCANNER , SANTEE COOPER AND CONTRIBUTIONS.

MRS. COOPER IS TAKING 15,500 FROM SANTEE COOPER. WE HAVE JUST SOMEONE WHO CAN’T BE BOUGHT BY SPECIAL INTEREST. I WOULDFIRE THE BOARD AND BRING IN A COMPETENT BOARD. I WOULD DO A FORENSIC AUDIT BECAUSE I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE THE MONEY WENT . THAT IS OUR TAX PAYER DOLLARS. I WOULD PREVENT ONE DOLLAR MORE FROM RATEPAYERS BEING PAID FOR NUCLEAR PROJECT THAT IS NEVER GOING TO COME ONLINE AND I WOULD BRING IN AN INVESTMENT BANK TO TELL US HOW MUCH IS WORTH AND THAT IS WHAT A BUSINESSPERSON WOULD DO. WE NEED REAL, CONSERVATIVE, BUSINESS SOLUTIONS TO COMPLEX PROBLEMS AND THAT IS WHAT I WILL DO AS THE GOVERNOR. >> Charles Bierbaur: MR. McGILL ? >> Yancey McGill: IT’S SEATED IN THIS ROOM AND THE TAXPAYERS A LOOK FROM HOME ÃYOU ARE HAVING THE FOOT THE BILL. I WILL TELL YOU THIS ÃI DON’T KNOW IF ANYONE IN THIS ROOM THAT HAD A PERSONAL DEBATE WHERE THE STATE WENT IN AND SIGN THE COLLATERAL EQUITY TO BE SECURED BY THE TAXPAYERS IN THE STATE. I WILL SIMPLY TELL YOU THIS Ã DECISIONS HAVE TO BE MADE EARLY IN THEY HAVE TO BE MADE QUICK. IN THE SENATE, THE BILL WAS PASSED AROUND WHICH WAS ASKING FOR CO-AUTHORS TO SIGN THIS INTO LEGISLATION.

GUARANTEEING PAYMENT OF THAT DEBT. WE LOOKED AT IT AND VERY QUICKLY REALIZE IT WAS NOT THE THING TO DO SO WE ENDED IT AND DID NOT SIGN IT AND NOR DO WE SUPPORT IT WHEN IT FINALLY CAME FOR THE BOAT. >> Charles Bierbaur: MR. BRIAN? >> Kevin Bryant: THANK YOU, CHARLES. THE $BILLION DISASTER IS BECAUSE OF GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT. THAT JUST TELLS YOU WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW. 40 PERCENT OF THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THAT IS THE STATE AGENCY, SANTEE COOPER. I CALLED THE REMOVAL OF THE BOARD. THEY RUN UP THE TAXPAYER DEBT TOTALING $7 BILLION. THEY ARE 40 PERCENT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BILLION DOLLAR DISASTER. YET, YOU KNOW WHAT THE BOARD DID, THE CEO RECEIVED 800 THOUSAND PER YEAR IN RETIREMENT. THAT IS ABSURD. ONCE WE GET OUT OF THIS MESS, WE NEED FREE MARKETS. WE NEED CONSUMER CHOICE. A FREE MARKET WITH A CONSUMER CHOICE ALWAYS GET TO A BETTER PRODUCT AT A LOWER COST. STATES LIKE TEXAS, PENNSYLVANIA, FLORIDA HAVE CONSUMER CHOICE.

IT IS WITH THE UTILITIES AND THAT IS WHAT WE NEED HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA. >> MR. McMASTER? >> WHAT I WAS DOING AS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WAS PROSECUTING THE MYSTIC VIOLENCE. SEXUAL PREDATORS AND GANGS AND SUING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. YOU FIRE THE WHOLE BOARD IF YOU WANT TO RUIN ENTITY. IT WILL GO TO ZERO.E HAVE TO HAVE A GOOD CREDIT RATING. WHAT I DID WAS FIRE THE CHAIRMAN BECAUSE THEY WOULD NOT SEE TO IT THAT THEY GOT THE INFORMATION. I MADE THEM RELEASE THE REPORT I GAVE THEM THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BONUSES BY SANTEE COOPER AND IT’S OUTRAGEOUS.

I MADE IT CLEAR THAT IF THOSE RATEPAYERS AND CUSTOMERS LOOK AT EVERY SETBACK TO NOT PAY A PENNY MORE IN THE TOTAL LEGISLATION. HE DOES ANYTHING THAT CUT THE RATE TO ZERO AND I WILL VETO THAT AND I MEAN IT. THAT IS A ROGUE AGENCY. SANTEE COOPER IS A ROGUE AGENCY AND WE WILL COME OUT OF THIS IS A CALL FOR THE SALE OF SANTEE COOPER. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THE NEXT QUESTION IS FROM ANDY SHANE AND I WILL START WITH MR. WARREN. >> Andy Shain: THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE IN SOUTH CAROLINA HAS LIMITED POWERS.ANY OF YOU ARE MAKING BROAD PROMISES TO VOTERS. OUTSIDE OF THE LIMITS OF WHAT THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE CAN DO. WITHIN THE CONSTRAINTS OF THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TO APPROVE SOUTH CAROLINA? >> IT’S A GREAT QUESTION. A LOT OF TIMES I GET ASKED A SIMILAR QUESTION WHICH IS JOHN, WE LOVE THE PLATFORM AND HOW WE DID IT ACCOMPLISH? WHAT ISAY IS , YOU HAVE TO HAVE A REALISTIC EXPECTATION OF WHAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH AND WHEN IN THE WAY COURTNEY AND I LOOK AT IT, MY WIFE, WE LOOK AT IT AS AN EIGHT YEAR DEPLOYMENT TO FIGHT POLITICAL INSURGENCY DOWN IN COLUMBIA.

IT’S ULTIMATELY ATTACKING THE TAXPAYERS AND THE FIRST THING WE DO IS TAKE ON THE STATE AGENCIES THE GOVERNOR CAN CONTROL. THERE IS 16 STATE AGENCIES OUT OF THE HUNDRED AND 10 THAT THE GOVERNOR CAN CONTROL AND WE TASK THE OUTSIDE AUDITOR WITH TWO BASIC THINGS. FIRST, HOW TO IMPROVE CUSTOMER SERVICE AND HOW TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCIES. THEN, WE APPLY THAT SAME MEASURE ACROSS ALL 110 STATE AGENCIES AND FINALLY, WE HAVE TO TAKE OUT SOME OF THE LEGISLATURES WHO WERE BETRAYING THE CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPLES AND PEOPLE LIKE YOU, I WILL FIND QUALITY CANDIDATES TO RUN AGAINST THEM. I WILL HELP THEM GET FINANCING AND THEN I WILL CAMPAIGN WITH THEM TO CHANGE ALL THE LEGISLATURE SO THAT WE CAN GET CONSERVATIVE REFORMS PASSED LIKE TERM LIMITS. >> MR. MIGUEL? >> Yancey McGill: THANK YOU. THIS STATE IS NO DIFFERENT FROM ANY OF THE OTHER STATES. YOU HAVE TO HAVE AN EXECUTIVE THAT CAN LEAD AND DEAL WITH THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF THE STATE. THEY ARE ELECTED BY THEIR VERY OWN VOTERS. I CAN TELL YOU I’VE SEEN EXECUTIVES UNDERSTAND HOW TO PUT 170 VOTES TOGETHER. 124 IN THE HOUSE AND 46 IN THE SENATE. IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE ABILITY OF LEADING ON ISSUES THAT ARE MAJOR IMPORTANCE, YOU ARE IN THE WRONG BUSINESS.

I CAN TELL YOU THIS ÃWE PUT BOOKS TOGETHER AND WE CAN LEAD. GENUINELY OCTOBER MEETING BEFORE THE MEETING AND YOU HAVE TO MEET WITH THESE FOLKS. UNDERSTAND WHAT IS THE BEST THING IN THE INTEREST OF TAXPAYERS OF THE STATE. THANK YOU. >> WE HAVE THE STRONGEST LEGISLATURE IN THE COMPANY AND THE WEAKEST EXECUTIVE BRANCH. IT’S BEEN A BREEDING GROUND FOR CORRUPTION. IT’S ON THE ONGOING CORRUPTION PROBE. THREE DISTINCT BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT. THE LEGISLATURE, JUDICIAL AND EXECUTIVE BRANCH. HOW ARE YOU CHANGE THAT? YOU BRING THE MESSAGE TO THE TAXPAYER. I WAS A MEMBER OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE WHEN THERE WAS A BILL THAT WOULD PUT THE DOT AS A CABINET LEVEL AGENCY UNDER THE GOVERNOR.HE TAXPAYERS OF THE STATE KNOW WHO TO HOLD ACCOUNTABLE. THIS WAS IN 2008.

THE ROADS ARE FAR MORE IN THE MINDS OF THE TAXPAYERS NOW THAN THEN. >> WE HAVE THE BOAT AND WE ONLY FAILED BY ONE. WE WILL CONTINUE AS THE GOVERNOR TO TAKE THE MESSAGE TO THE TAXPAYER ON LEGISLATURE WILL RESPOND. MR. McMASTER? >> I WILL DO MORE OF THE SAME. THE TROOPS AT THE BORDER ÃI SENT TROOPS TO THE BORDER. WE HAVE THE BEST NATIONAL GUARD OF THE UNITED STATES. THEY ARE ON THE BORDER NOW WITH HELICOPTERS. WE NEED SOMEONE TO HELP PATROL THE PRISONS TO KEEP THE LEGAL CELL PHONES FROM GOING IN AND I GOT THE STATE GUARD TO DO IT AND THEY DO IT RIGHT NOW. I SAW WE HAD A SANCTUARY CITY LAW SO WE WERE ABOUT TO PASS MORE. WE WILL NOT HAVE SANCTUARY CITIES IN SOUTH CAROLINA BUT WE WILL HAVE TRAINED LAW OFFICERS IN SCHOOLS TO KEEP THE CHILDREN SAFE. WILL CUT TAXES AND I AIM TO CUT BILLION THE FIRST GO ROUND AND ALSO NO INCOME TAX ON LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, FIRST RESPONDERS, PEACE OFFICERS AND THE RETIRED MILITARY.

NO MONEY TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD. NO MONEY TO ABLE-BODIED PEOPLE AND LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, HELP GET THE LAW PASSED FINALLY THAT ALLOWS THE GOVERNOR TO SUE THE BOARD OF EDUCATION REVOLUTIONIZED EDUCATION IN SOUTH CAROLINA. >> Charles Bierbaur: MS. TEMPLETON? >> Catherine Templeton: I AM THE ONLY ONE HERE THAT WORKED IN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH AND HAS ACCOMPLISHMENT. THE LEVEL LIBERAL MEDIA CAUSED ME A BUZZ SAW BECAUSE I MOVED OUT HUNDRED BUREAUCRATS OFF OF THE PAYROLL.

68,000,001 AGENCY IN A YEAR AND A HALF OF THE TAXPAYER DOLLARS. BRENT’S AGAINST PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ADMINISTRATION ONE. THE EDUCATION OF THE STATE AND THE ROADS OF THE STATE ARE TWO OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS IN THE STATE. THE GOVERNOR IS NOT IN CHARGE OF THOSE. THOSE ARE TWO OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO PUT UNDER THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH . LET ME TELL YOU WHEN I GO TO COLUMBIA ÃI WILL TAKE A BIGGER BLADE WITH MY BUZZ SAW. WHEN I WAS IN CHARGE OF Ã WORKING WITH GOVERNOR HALEY, THE STATE SAFE FROM EBOLA, NUCLEAR MELTDOWN, ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AND ROGUE WROTE THE BILL FOR THE SANCTUARY CITY. T’S WHY WE DON’T HAVE ANY IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

WE MADE SURE THE ELDERLY WERE NOT ABUSED AND THE KIDS WERE NOT STARVED. >> Charles Bierbaur: THANK YOU GAVIN JACKSON HAS THE NEXT QUESTION AND IT STARTS WITH MR. MIGUEL. >> Gavin Jackson: STATE GOVERNMENT TESTS SHOW CRITICAL NEEDS IN THE STATE ARE UNDERFUNDED LIKE TRANSPORTATION STRUCTURE AND THE UNDERFUNDED STUDENT COST AND PRESENT SECURITY ISSUES TO NAME A FEW. AS A PROACTIVE TO RALLY AGAINST A GAS TAX INCREASE AND ALSO CUT TAXES WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY CRITICAL NEEDS UNDERFUNDED IN SOUTH CAROLINA? >> Yancey McGill: GOOD QUESTION. FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS, WE HAVE TO LOOK FOR THE ANSWERS WITH ALL OF THESE AGENCIES. MY OPINION IS THE DOT IS A WASH AND MONEY. THEY WERE WASHED AND MONEY BEFORE THE GAS TAX INTO PLACE. IF YOU WRITE DOWN THESE HIGHWAYS TODAY, YOU STILL HIT MEGA POTHOLES THAT TEAR PEOPLE’S VEHICLES UP, INCLUDING MINE. I CAN TELL YOU, THE TEAM NEEDS TO COME IN WITH 80 Ã85 STATE AGENCIES RESEARCH SAID IT WAS 110 AGENCIES. WE NEED TO DISCLOSE WHERE THE MONEY IS SITUATED RUNNING SHELF WITH EACH AGENCY.

I AM TELLING YOU NOW, YOU DON’T HAVE A AA, AAA CREDIT RATING IN A STATE THAT IS BROKE. THE STATE HAS PLENTY OF MONEY. I AM TELLING YOU, TONIGHT, WE NEED TO DISCLOSE IT NEEDS TO BE TRANSPARENCY AND LET THE PUBLIC KNOW EXACTLY WHAT’S GOING ON. WE WILL DO THAT. >> THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION. DEPENDS ON WHERE YOUR COMMITMENT IS.S IT TO GROWING GOVERNMENT OR THE TAXPAYER THE STATE? THE GAS TAX WAS THE HIGHEST TAX INCREASE IN SOUTH CAROLINA HISTORY. THE PROBLEM IS NOT THE FUNDING. THE FUNDING HAS DOUBLED IN THE LAST 10 YEARS. THE PROBLEM IS THE ACCOUNTABILITY. HERE AGAIN, THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NEEDS TO BE A CABINET LEVEL AGENCY UNDER THE GOVERNOR.F YOU HAD A WHOLE IN A BUCKET AND WAS RUNNING OUT OF WATER, WOULD YOU CONTINUE POURING WATER INTO THE BUCKET? WOULD YOU FILL THE WHOLE FIRST? WE GOT TO MAINTAIN THIS COMMITMENT TO PROTECTING THE TAXPAYERS AND NOT GROWING GOVERNMENT MAY HAVE TO REFORM THE DOT. AS GOVERNOR, I WILL MAKE SURE THAT HAPPENS SO YOU KNOW WHO TO HOLD ACCOUNTABLE. THE ROADS ARE GREAT WHEN YOU GO TO FLORENCE BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE THE LEGISLATURE POWER IS.

IT WILL CHANGE TO ANOTHER REGION AS TIME GOES BY. THE DOT NEEDS TO MAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR RIP TOO MUCH OF THAT NOW. WE ARE ALL UNDERFUNDED. 6 FOOT BED AND A 4 FOOT BLANKET. HE PULLED OFF A ONE IN THE GOES TO THE OTHER. THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR IS RIGHT. PLENTY OF MONEY COMING UP ON THE GAS TAX. THE PROBLEM IS IT WASN’T BEING SPENT ON THE ROADS AND IT WAS NOT BEING SPENT ON THE RIGHT ROADS. THAT’S WHY VETOED IT. THE HIGHEST TAX IN SOUTH CAROLINA HISTORY. I WILL NOT LET THE TAXES GO UP. I’LL TAKE THEM DOWN LIKE THEY DO IN NORTH CAROLINA LIKE THEY JUST DID IN GEORGIA. THAT’S WHERE THE COMPETITION IS. REMOVING HIGHWAY COMMISSIONERS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION THAT ARE NOT FOLLOWING THE PRIORITIES SET BY THE ENGINEERS. I PROMISE YOU, I WILL MOVE THEM AND I ALSO JUST ORDERED AN AUDIT OF THE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE FOR A LOT OF THE MONEY AND WHERE IT GOES IT IS MISSPENT. WE WILL CLEAN IT UP, I PROMISE YOU. >> Charles Bierbaur: MR. TEMPLETON? >> I USED TO ROTATE SHIFTS.

I KNOW THE VALUE OF A LONG DAY’S WORK IN A HARD ON DOLLAR. I ALSO KNOW I GOT TO WATCH ON THE FRONT ROW ALL THE WASTE THAT’S COSTING US MONEY IN GOVERNMENT. I WILL CUT THE MOST EGREGIOUS TAX IN SOUTH CAROLINA WHICH IS THE TAX THAT PEOPLE GO TO WORK. INCOME TAX BY TWO PERCENT TOMORROW. I’VE ACTUALLY BEEN ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE BUDGETS IN SOUTH CAROLINA. IACTUALLY UNDERSTAND THEM AND I KNOW WHEN YOU TAKE A BUS OUT TO SOMETHING , YOU TAKE IT TO THE WASTE FULL PROGRAMS NOT THE VITAL PROGRAMS. LIKE YANCEY SAID, WE HAVE PLENTY OF MONEY IN SOUTH CAROLINA. IT’S A MATTER OF PRIORITIZING IT TOSAFETY, EDUCATION, INFRASTRUCTURE . WITH THE HEALTHCARE DEBT AND THE BURDEN ON OUR PEOPLE THAT WE HAVE GOT TO TAKE CARE OF IMMEDIATELY. IT’S JUST MATH. >> Charles Bierbaur: THANK YOU. MR. WARREN? >> John Warren: I AM A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER AND I KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO MAKE MONEY AND MAKE A PROFIT AND EMPLOY PEOPLE. WE SHOULD NOT BE PENALIZED IN THE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS. LIBERALS WILL HAVE US BELIEVE THAT THE PROBLEM TO EVERYTHING IS THAT WE ARE NOT SPENDING ENOUGH MONEY.

IT’S NOT THE CASE. YOU CAN LOOK AT THE DOT AND THE EDUCATION SYSTEM AND WE HAVE PLENTY OF MONEY COMING IN. HAT WE NEED TO DO IS GET RID OF THE SPECIAL INTEREST LOOPHOLES. WE CUT THE INCOME TAX AND SALES TAX BY HALF. THAT WOULD STIMULATE TONS OF ECONOMIC JOB OPPORTUNITIES. WITH THE DOT SPECIFICALLY, WE BROUGHT OUT AN ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN AND WHAT IT CALLS FOR IS GETTING RID OF THE BUREAUCRACY WITHIN THE DOT. WE NEED TO GET RID OF THE DOT COMMISSION AND GET RID OF THE STATE INFRASTRUCTURE BANK AND WE NEED TO REQUIRE A FIVE-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN SO THAT ALL OF THE STATES ROADS HAVE A QUICK CLEAR PLAN AND WHEN THEY WILL GET PAVED AND WHAT’S THE PRIORITY BASED ON USAGE, NOT BASED ON WHICH SENATOR IS SITTING ON THE DOT COMMISSION. AS GOVERNOR, THAT’S WHAT I WILL DO. >> Charles Bierbaur: THANK YOU. ENCOURAGE KNOW WEHAVE PLENTY OF MONEY.

GOOD TO HEAR. I HAVE A MONEY QUESTION I WILL START WITH MR. BRYANT . MANY RELATED QUESTION. SOUTH CAROLINA HAS PROSPERED THROUGH THE PRESENCE OF BMW AND BOEING AND THE MULTITUDE OF TIRE MANUFACTURERS THAT LANDED HERE TO THE EFFORTS OF A PREVIOUS GOVERNOR. IF YOU ARE GOVERNOR, NAME AND ECONOMIC TARGET THAT IF ELECTED WILL WORK TO BRING INTO SOUTH CAROLINA. WE WILL START WITH YOU. >> Kevin Bryant: THANK YOU, CHARLES.CONOMIC TARGET IS THE TAXPAYERS OF THE STATE. YOU HAVE TO GIVE SOMEONE INCENTIVE, YOU ADMIT TAXES ARE TOO HIGH.E COULD CUT OR ELIMINATE INCOME TAXES THEY WILL FLOCK TO SOUTH CAROLINA. GETTING TAXED TO DEATH. GETTING TAXES CUT IN THE BEST WAY, WE CAN SPUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE ECONOMY TO LEAVE MONEY IN YOUR POCKETS.

TAXPAYERS WHERE YOU SPEND IT AND HOW YOU SEE BEST. NOT GOVERNMENT AND TAKING IT FOR YOU ON BEHALF OF THE TAX COLLECTORS AND A SPECIAL INTEREST. ONCE WE ELIMINATE INCOME TAX WILL COME ON THEIR OWN. MR. McMASTER?>> Henry McMaster: THEY HAVE A NUMBER OF TARGETS. NUMBER ONE THAT WE DID LAND WAS SAMSUNG AND THEY WERE THRILLED WITH THE PEOPLE. IF SOMEONE FROM SOUTH CAROLINA HAS GIVEN YOU THEIR WORD AND SHAKES HER HAND, THEY WILL KEEP IT.

WE NEED TO CONCENTRATE TO BUILD ON THE MANUFACTURING BASE.E BUILD THINGS IN SOUTH CAROLINA, WE BUILD A BRAND-NEW BMW EVERY SECONDS AND WITH THE EXPANSION COMING UP SOON, WILL GO DOWN TO 45 SECONDS. SAMSUNG IS ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES IN THE WHOLE WORLD. ALL OF THESE PEOPLE WERE COMING HERE. THE PROBLEM THAT WE HAVE IS IN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT. WE HAVE THE BEST COLLEGE SYSTEM IN THE WHOLE WORLD. I AM CONCENTRATING ON MAKING THE TRANSITION FROM SHOPPING HIGH SCHOOLS AND THOSE KINDS OF COMMON SENSE PROGRAMS THROUGH THE TECHNICAL COLLEGE AND APPRENTICESHIPS INTO THE MANUFACTURING BUSINESSES. >> Charles Bierbaur: THANK YOU MS. TEMPLETON? >> Catherine Templeton: GOVERNOR HALEY WOKE THE WORLD UP TO WHAT A WONDERFUL PLACE, SOUTH CAROLINA IS. SHE BROUGHT IN ALL THIS RESOURCE AND TALENT FOR SOUTH CAROLINA. I WAS BACKING UP WHAT SHE WAS SELLING. IT’S EASIER TO SIT ON THE COUCH AND COLLECT WELFARE THAN TO TAKE THE 60,000 OPEN JOBS THAT WE HAVE IN THE HISTORY OF THE STATE WE HAVE THE LOWEST ONE.

WE MAKE IT EXPENSIVE TO GO TO WORK SO THE TARGET WOULD BE ANOTHER COMPANY AS MUCH IT WILL BE TOO MAKE SURE THAT OUR PEOPLE AND OUR CHILDREN ARE PREPARED AND OUR CITIZENS GET OUR JOBS THAT WE BROUGHT TO SOUTH CAROLINA TO LIFT THEM UP. MAKE SURE THAT THE TECHNICAL SCHOOLS HAVE WHAT THEY NEED AND HIGH SCHOOLS ÃLET’S JUST BRING SHOT BACK TO HIGH SCHOOL. MY GRANDFATHER WAS A PLUMBER AND DID WELL WITH FIVE KIDS. WE NEED TO STOP SELLING TO EVERY CHILD THAT THEY GOT TO GO TO COLLEGE. WE HAD JOBS OPEN FOR YOU NOW AND THAT WILL BE THE TARGET WHEN I AM YOUR GOVERNOR.

>>Charles Bierbaur: MR. WARREN . >> John Warren: WHEN I CAME OUT OF THE MARINE CORPS IT REVIEWED FOR A LOT OF JOBS AND I SAID SORRY, YOU DON’T HAVE REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE WHAT I DO? I STARTED A COMPANY. I’M THE ONLY ONE ON THE STAGE THAT HAS ACTUALLY CREATED HUNDREDS OF JOBS. I’M THE ONE WHOKNOWS HOW THE ECONOMY RUNS BECAUSE I HELP RUN IT . IT’S RUN IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR. WE TALK ABOUT BRING JOBS TO SOUTH CAROLINA, THERE’S TWO WAYS TO DO THAT. NUMBER ONE, IT’S RECRUITING COMPANIES AND WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO RECRUIT. READY TO HELP THE COMPANY’S IT START HERE. COMPANIES LIKE MINE WITH HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS ACROSS THE STATE. HE SAID THE ONE REGRET HE HAS IS THAT HE STARTED HIS COMPANY AND SOUTH CAROLINA. I DID NOT GET ANY INCENTIVES. WE NEED TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD AND MAKE SURE ALL OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HANDS THAT STARTED JOB HERE ARE ENCOURAGED TO DO SO AND THAT WILL CREATE JOB STIMULATION. >> Charles Bierbaur: THANK YOU. MR. MIGUEL. >> Yancey McGill: THE DEPARTMENT OF CONGRESS DOING A WONDERFUL JOB. I CAN TELL YOU THAT AT ONE TIME THE SOUTHEAST LIVED IN FEAR OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

IT FELL OFF EXECUTIVE BY EXECUTIVE. I CAN TELL YOU THAT WE ARE BACK. I COULD ALSO TELL YOU THAT IF YOU EXPECT THEM TO COME INTO SOUTH CAROLINA, YOU HAVE TO GO IN AND RECRUIT WITH THE EXECUTIVES TO BRING THEM IN. CORPORATE SOUTH CAROLINA HAS GOT TO BE FAIR WITH THE EXISTING INDUSTRIES. YOU CAN’T GIVE ALL THE MONEY TO BMW AND ALL THE MONEY TO THE OTHER AREAS, BOEING AND MANY OTHERS. THEY HAVE TWO SHARE IT AND MAKE SURE THE INCENTIVES ARE THERE FOR ALL BUSINESSES.

200 JOBS. 400 JOBS. 500 JOB INDUSTRY THAT’S LOCATED IN SPARTANBURG. WE RECRUITED TO WORRY ÃIT WAS PART OF AN ECONOMIC ALLIANCE. WE RECRUITED THEM WHICH IS A BILLION-DOLLAR INVESTMENT. 500 JOBS. BIG PAYING JOBS. >> Charles Bierbaur: THANK YOU ANDY SHAIN IS THE NEXT QUESTION WILL START WITH MR. McMASTER. >> SUCKING ON IT DOES NOT HAVE A HATE CRIME IN THE BOOKS. WITH STIFFEN FELONIES PENALTIES FOR CRIMES THAT OCCUR BECAUSE OF SOMEONE’S GENDER OR RACE OR RELIGION OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION. DO SUPPORT THE HATE CRIME LAW ADDING IT TO THE BOOKS? >> Henry McMaster: I THINK WE HAVE ENOUGH HATE CRIME LAWS.

THOSE THINGS ARE HARD TO FIND BUT PEOPLE FORGET THAT WEHAVE SO MANY LAWS. IT’S GETTING TO HER THAT WE ARE CRIMINALIZING THINGS ARE NOT EVEN CRIMES. LOOK AT WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE UNIVERSITIES AND YOU CAN HARDLY EXPRESS YOUR OPINION AND EXERCISE THE FIRST AMENDMENT WITHOUT GETTING CARRIED INTO SOME SORT OF COURT TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE ON SOME SPACIOUS SENSITIVITY THAT NO ONE EVER UNDERSTOOD YEARS AGO OTHER THAN EXPRESSING YOUR OWN OPINION.

WE HAVE LAWS ON THE BOOKS AND FOR GANGS, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, FINANCIAL CRIMES. I DON’T THINK WE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH OUR LAWS. WHAT WE HAVE IS A PROBLEM WITH ECONOMIC STRENGTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH CAROLINA. A THRIVING ECONOMY THAT IS CREATING A ABUNDANCE IS MUCH BETTER THAN TRYING TO MANAGE SCARCITY. WE BEEN MANAGING SCARCITY. I KNOW HOW TO CREATE ABUNDANCE TO HELP COMPANIES COME TOGETHER THAT PROVIDE JOBS FOR PEOPLE AND I WANT TO DO THAT. >> MS. TEMPLETON? >> Catherine Templeton: WE HAVE TO TREAT CRIMINALS LIKE CRIMINALS. WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THOSE THAT WE ARE PUTTING IN JAIL DON’T HAVE THEIR CELL PHONES TO CALL THEIR BUDDIES SO THEY COULD ESCAPE. JIM’S CELL PHONE NUMBER WITH THE BUREAUCRATS OR THE CELL PHONE LOBBYIST SAY.

MAKE SURE THEY SERVE THEIR SENTENCES AND SO THEY DON’T COME OUT LIKE IN CHARLESTON ABUSING MOTHERS AND TAKING ONE OF HER CHILDREN. WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE EXECUTE PEOPLE ON DEATH ROW THAT ARE TRIED AND CONVICTED SWIFTLY AND FINALLY. THAT’S WHY ASKED HIS LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR. HE WORKS AS A US ATTORNEY AND HAS PUT GANGS IN JAIL . HE HAS PUT ÃREPORTED MORE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS THAN ANYONE IN THE HISTORY OF THE STATE AND PUT MORE CRIMINALS IN THE STATE THAN ANY OTHER SOLICITOR AND HE IS ALSO DEALT WITH THE TERRORIST AS WELL AS CAREER POLITICIANS AND ONE IN THE SAME. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT FIRST WE GET UNDER CONTROL OF WHAT THE SAFETY OF SOUTH CAROLINA IS. YOU MENTION ISLAMIC TERRORISM AND I AM PRETTY QUALIFIED TO TALK ABOUT ISLAMIC TERRORISM. I’VE DONE OVER 300 MISSIONS AS A COMBAT LEADER IN THE MARINE CORPS. WHAT WE HAVE IN SOUTH CAROLINA IS TO PROTECT THE CITIZENS AS THE GOVERNOR I WILL DO THAT.

I TREAT BEING GOVERNOR AS THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE STATE. I ASK WHO ON THE STAGE YOU WANT TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR LIFE IS IN DANGER. YOU NEED A MARINE. INSTEAD OF WORRYING ABOUT THE HATE CRIMES, WE NEED TO ENFORCE THE CURRENT LEGISLATION THAT IS ALREADY ON THE BOOKS. WE NEED TO PROSECUTE THEM VENOMOUSLY AND LOCK THEM UP AND MAKE SURE THEY WILL NOT DO MORE HARM. ONE PROBLEM THAT WE DO HAVE THAT IS STARTING THROUGHOUT THE STATE IS ILLEGAL GANG ACTIVITY. THAT IS WHY I PUT FORTH A PLAN THAT CALLS FOR ANYONE BEING ARRESTED FOR GANG ACTIVITY AND HAVING THEIR IMMIGRATION STATUS CHECK. WE DON’T HAVE SANCTUARY CITIES. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE DON’T HAVE ILLEGAL GANG ACTIVITY AS WELL. >> Charles Bierbaur: THANK YOU. MR. McGILL. >> Yancey McGill: SOUTH CAROLINA DOWN ON THE COAST IS A HERBAL PROBLEM.

MYRTLE BEACH AND A LOT OF THOSE AREAS.LL OVER THE STATE. I CAN TELL YOU THE BIGGEST PROBLEM THAT WE HAVE IS THAT WE HAVE GOT TO INVEST MORE IN THE CHILDREN OF THE STATE. IF WE DON’T START EARLY WITH YOUNG CHILDREN, WHAT WILL THE DYSFUNCTIONAL OPPORTUNITY BE FOR THAT INDIVIDUAL. WE COME FROM DYSFUNCTIONAL HOMES. THINK ABOUT IT ÃWE’VE GOT TO INVEST IN THE YOUNG CHILDREN AND WE HAVE GOT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE INVESTMENT IS K Ã12 AND ALSO EVENTUALLY WHEN THEY GET IN COLLEGE-LEVEL ÃNOT ALL CHILDREN WILL BE GOING TO REGULAR COLLEGE. THEY MAY GO TO A REGULAR TECHNICAL COLLEGE. THEY WILL ACQUIRE THE SKILLS THAT THEY NEED WHEN THEY WON’T BE LOOKING IN A NEGATIVE WAY. >> Charles Bierbaur: MR. BRYANT QUESTION. >> Kevin Bryant: ‘SNOTION OF HATE CRIMES IS NO MORE THAN A LIBERAL AGENDA TO VIOLATE FREE SPEECH AND TO TRAMPLE ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTIES. I DO NOT SUPPORT ANY KIND OF HATE CRIMES AND I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO MENTION WHAT KIND OF CRIME IS NOT HATE CRIME? THAT IS JUST AN ISSUE THAT THERE IS COMING FROM THE LEFT TO TRAMPLE ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTIES. I WILL TELL YOU ABOUT THE RECORD THAT I HAVE BY SERVING IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE.

SOUTH CAROLINA NOW HAS ON THE BOOKS THAT CHILD RAPIST GOES TO DEATH ROW. I OFFERED THAT AMENDMENT HAD TO FILIBUSTER FOR SEVERAL HOURS. WE GOT IT DONE. THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN SOUTH CAROLINA DID SOME THINGS THAT MADE IT A LITTLE BIT BETTER BUT IT DID NOT GO FAR ENOUGH. RIGHT NOW WE HAVE CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DEGREES 12 AND THREE. NUMBER TWO IS JUST LIKE RAY RICE BEATING UP HIS GIRLFRIEND HAVE TO DEATH IN THE ELEVATOR. IN SOUTH CAROLINA, THAT WOULD BE A MISDEMEANOR. IT’S A JOKE. WE NEED TO STIFFEN THE PENALTIES ON CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. >> THANK YOU. THE NEXT QUESTION IS FROMGAVIN JACKSON WE WILL START WITH MS. TEMPLETON . >> Gavin Jackson: YOU ALL ARE CAMPAIGNING ON THE NEED FOR FURTHER RESTRICTIONS ON ABORTION IN THE STATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM IS NOT IN GOOD SHAPE, GOING BACK TO UNDERFUNDING. HOW CAN YOU WORK TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN ONE LIKE THOSE BORN INTO POVERTY AND BROKEN HOMES? >> Catherine Templeton: WE ARE ALL, I BELIEVE, CAMPAIGNING ON THE FACT THAT WE WOULD CHOOSE LIFE OVER ANYTHING ELSE. I THINK I CAN SAY THAT WE ARE UNITED IN THAT.

I HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY WHEN WE WERE PREGNANT WITH OUR TWINS, I WAS TOLD THAT I HAD A LIFE-THREATENING BLOOD DISORDER BROUGHT ON BY PREGNANCY AND THE DOCTORS COLLISON AND SAID, THERE’S A PROBLEM WITH YOUR TWINS. WE NEED TO RUN MORE TESTS BECAUSE ONE OF YOUR CHILDREN MIGHT NEED TO BE ABORTED TO SAVE THE LIFE OF THE OTHER. WE DID NOT RUN ANYMORE TESTS. OF COURSE. BECAUSE, OUR CHILDREN WERE GOD’S CHILDREN FOR US TO PROTECT. AS A MOTHER, NOT A POLITICIAN. AS A WOMAN WITH A HUGE HEART, NOT AS A CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR. I WILL PROTECT THE LIVES OF CHILDREN ALL OVER THE STATE AND DO ALL I CAN WEAR A RURAL AND METROPOLITAN COUNTY BECAUSE THERE’S PLENTY OF POVERTY THERE TO MAKE SURE SOUTH CAROLINA CHILDREN GET A WONDERFUL START. >> Charles Bierbaur: THANK YOU, MR. WARREN. >> Charles Bierbaur: I’M PROUD TO SAY I’M PRO-LIFE. WE HAVE TO FIGHT FOR THE LIFE OF THE UNBORN.

DOCTOR FIGHT FOR THE CHILDREN THAT HAVE BEEN BORN. PART IF THAT IS THE EDUCATION SYSTEM. IT’S RANKED 50TH, DEAD LAST IN THE COUNTRY. WE NEED TO IMPROVE THE EDUCATION SYSTEM AND THAT STARTS WITH SCHOOL CHOICE. MORE SCHOOL CHOICE.O PARENT SHOULD HAVE TO SEND THEIR CHILD TO A FAILING SCHOOL. WHEN TO MAKE SURE MORE MONEY GETS TO THE CLASSROOM. LIBERALS WILL HAVEUS BELIEVE THAT AGAIN, WE HAVE A SPENDING PROBLEM . WE ARE NO SPENDING ENOUGH MONEY. WE SPENT $13,000 PER YEAR PER STUDENT ON K-12 EDUCATION. THE PROBLEM IS HALF OF IT ACTUALLY REACHES THE CLASSROOM. I WOULD LIKE TO MANDATE THAT 70 PERCENT REACHING THE CLASSROOM SO WE CAN PAY OUR TEACHERS MORE THAT HAVE SMALLER CLASS SIZES AND HAVE BETTER CLASS OFFERINGS AND PROVIDE A WORLD-CLASS EDUCATION TO ALL OF OUR CHILDREN AND EDUCATION IS THE WAY OUT OF POVERTY.

>> Charles Bierbaur: THANK YOU. MR. MIGUEL? SPACEX. >> Yancey McGill: WE ARE PRO-LIFE. I COULD TELL YOU THE YEARS WE SPENT IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE AND WE VOTED PRO-LIFE ON A LOT OF THE VISUALS THAT NEVER UNDERSTOOD. YOU CAN LOOK AT JEREMIAH 1 FIVE AND IT PLAINLY STATES THAT EVERY PERSON IN THIS WORLD THAT THE LORD KNEW EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US WHEN WE WERE IN OUR MOTHER’S MOM. IT’S NOT TO BE TAKEN LIGHTLY. IT’S BIBLICAL AND ONE OF THE FIRST BAPTIST AND I CAN TELL YOU NOW THAT LIFE IS TO BE PRESERVED BUT IT’S ALSO TO BE TAKEN CARE OF. NOT JUST BY MOM AND DAD BUT GRANDPARENTS IN THE COMMUNITIES NEED TO WORK TOGETHER ON HELP CHILDREN FOCUS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. >> Charles Bierbaur: THANK YOU. MR. BRYANT PLEASE. >> Kevin Bryant: THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION. OUR FOUNDERS, WHEN THEY WROTE THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE , THEY INCLUDED RATES. THE FIRST ONE THEY LISTED WAS LIFE. THEY WENT AS FAR AS TO SAY THIS LIFE IS ENDOWED BY OUR CREATOR AND FOR FAR TOO LONG THE GOVERNMENT HAS DENIED THE RIGHT TO LIFE. THAT IS WHY SPONSOR PERSONHOOD. I’VE BEEN PART OF EVERY PRO-LIFE PIECE OF LEGISLATION THAT STARTS THROUGH THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

WANT TO ASK THIS ÃTHIS BUDGET THAT IS NOW CONTAINING FUNDING FOR EVIL ORGANIZATIONS LIKE PLANNED PARENTHOOD, IF THEY DON’T ADOPT THE PLAN TO DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD I WANT TO KNOW IF IT WILL GET VETOED. IF NOT, THERE WILL BE A DEATH MARCH WRITTEN TO 6000 BABY GIRLS AND BABY BOYS. IN Q. >> MR. McMASTER?>> EVEN BETTER THAN THAT, AND EXECUTIVE ORDER SOME TIME AGO PROVIDING THAT NO TAX MONEY, NO TAX MONEY GOES THROUGH ANY STATE AGENCY TO ANY ABORTION CLINIC OR SENATOR OR ANYTHING CONNECTED WITH RESEARCH. IT’S AN ABOMINATION AND WE NEED TO GET OUT OF SOUTH CAROLINA. BACK TOTHE QUESTION . WHAT TO DO ABOUTTHE CHILDREN . THE ANSWER ALWAYS IS GOING TO ECONOMIC GROWTH AND PROSPERITY. WE HAVE DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES IN SOUTH CAROLINA. WE HAVE CHILDREN GOING UP THAT DON’T KNOW WHAT A JOB IS.

WE HAVE PARENTS OF THOSE CHILDREN ÃSOME AT HOME AT NIGHT WHO DON’T KNOW WHAT A JOB IS. WE CAN’T EVEN GET THEM INTO THE TECHNICAL COLLEGES TO LEARN ABOUT A JOB BECAUSE THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT A JOB IS. WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO. THE ANSWER IS ALWAYS CUTTING TAXES IN NORTH CAROLINA LIKE NORTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA JUST DIDN’T LIKE I WANT TO DO TO GET THE COMPANIES TO EXPAND AND GET RID OF THE REGULATIONS AND LET THEM GROW COMBAT ELIMINATES PROPERTY POVERTY. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I WILL START WITH YOU MR. WARREN. >> I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD.T HAS A PLANNED PARENTHOOD LOOPHOLE IN IT YOU JUST READIT.

IT SAYS WE WILL ASK THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IF WE CAN DO IT . THE BUDGET BEFORE THE STATE NEEDS TO DEFUND ANY TAXPAYER DOLLARS GOING TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD. I DON’T CARE IF IT’S FOR VITAMIN C. >> LET ME GO BACK. >> HE IS RIGHT. WE NEED TO DO THAT. I WILL DO THAT. ALSO, THERE’S ANOTHER LINE OF DEFENSE. THAT IS TO SEE TO IT WE HAVE TO ASK PERMISSION OF SOME THINGS FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT PROVIDES MONEY AND THAT’S WHAT I’VE DONE WHICH I ISSUED THE ORDER TO SEEK THAT EXEMPTION. I HOPE WE GET IT. >> MY PLAN DOES IT NOW. LET’S NOT WAIT ON WASHINGTON D.C. >> Charles Bierbaur: LAST THING ON THIS QUESTION. >> Catherine Templeton: I DID NOT SEND THE MONEY TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD. IN ASK ANYONE’S PERMISSION FOR IT . WE DID NOT SEND IT.E DID NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE LEGISLATURE OR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. WE JUST DID NOT SUPPORT PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

>> CHARLES, ONE BIG EXCEPTION. EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT BEING PRO-LIFE BUT PRO-LIFE MEANS HOW YOU VOTE AS WELL. GOVERNMENT MASTER , YOU SUPPORT YOU LETTERMAN. HE IS ÃYOU’VE ENDORSED HIM, HE’S THE ONE THAT’S FUNDING PLANNED PARENTHOOD.MRS. TEMPLETON, YOU VOTED FOR VINCENT SHAHEEN. HE IS A PRO-CHOICE LIBERAL ANTI-GUN DEMOCRAT. YOU ALSO GET MONEY TO ANOTHER STATE WIDE DEMOCRAT. IT’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO JUST SAY THAT WE ARE PRO-LIFE. WE HAVE TWO MINUTE AND VOTE THAT WAY. >> Charles Bierbaur: WE WILL MOVE ON IF I MAY. I WANT TO ASK THIS QUESTION STARTING WITH YOU, MR. WARREN. AS LATE AS TO SHOOTING IN SANTA FE TEXAS, PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID, IN ESSENCE TO THE PEOPLE OF SANTA FE, HE WOULD BE WITH THEM FOREVER. IN SUPPORT OF THEM.CRITICS SAY OF POLITICIANS THAT THERE’S A LOT OF THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS WITH A LOT OF WORDS AND NOT A LOT OF ACTIONS WHEN IT COMES TO ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM OF MASS SHOOTINGS.

MY QUESTION TO YOU IS,WITHIN THE POWER OF THE GOVERNMENT’S OFFICE , WHAT, BEYOND THE THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE YOU COMMITTED TO DO TO ALLEVIATE THIS FEAR THAT IT COULD HAPPEN HERE NEXT? >> THE NUMBER ONE RESPONSIBILITY OF ANY GOVERNOR IS TO DEFEND THE LIFE OF ALL THE CITIZENS THAT’S WHAT I WILL DO. IT STARTS WITH DEFENDING OUR CHILDREN. I’VE TWO YOUNG BOYS FROM TWO-YEAR-OLD WAS RUNNING ALL OVER THE PLACE AND A FOUR-MONTH-OLD REALLY GO TO SCHOOL I WANT TO MAKE SURE IT’S SAFE. I THINK WE NEED TO DO IS BRING CONSERVATIVE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEM. MY COMPANY WITH MULTIPLE ENTRANCES.WE DON’T NEED ALL OF THEM TO BE UNLOCKED.

THE FIRST THING WE NEED TO DO IN THE SCHOOLS IS MAKE IT TO WHERE THERE’S ONLY ONE ENTRANCE INTO THAT SCHOOL THAT’S OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND AT THAT STATION, HAVE AN ARMED GUARD. IT WOULD BE A HUGE DETERRENT AND IF THE GUNS START FIRING, THE OFFICER COULD ATTACK THE SHOOTER.HE REAL SOLUTION AND THAT’S WHERE WILL DO AS GOVERNOR SPEAK WHAT I WANTED TO ADD TO THAT QUESTION, WHETHER YOU TAKE ANY MONEY OR HAVE YOU TAKE ANY MONEY FROM ANTI-GUN LOBBYIST? MR. MIGUEL. >> Yancey McGill: I’M NOT TAKEN MONEY FROM GUN LOBBYIST BUT IT GOES BACK TO WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT IN THE SCHOOLS. OUR TEACHERS AND ESPECIALLY OUR CHILDREN. SAFETY IS MOST IMPORTANT. DON’T PUT A DOLLAR BILL VALUE ON A CHILD. WHAT YOU DO IS YOU HAVE TO GET TO THE SECURITY. THERE IS SECURITIES TO BE PUT IN EVERY SCHOOL.

KEEP IN MIND, MONEY SIMPLY PUT, YOU CAN’T SPEND MONEY YOU DON’T HAVE. WE DO REALIZE THAT WHERE THERE IS A PROBLEM, YOU DON’T TAX TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM. DON’T JUST GO AND BORROW THE MONEY TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM. WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO IS CONTINUE GROWING THE ECONOMY. THIS ECONOMY IS BEING GROWN AND WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO PUT THE MONEY IN THE RESERVES. HOW TO HELP WITH A LOT OF THESE ISSUES. >> MR. BRIAN, PLEASE QUESTION MY. >> Kevin Bryant: THE WAY TO SHOT STOP IN ACTIVE SHOOTER IS TO SHOOT BACK.

THEY HAVE BEEN GUN FREE ZONES. A MAGNET FOR THE LUNATICS. I DO RECOGNIZE THAT THERE IS MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS HERE BUT THEY DO RECOGNIZE THAT THEY ARE GOING TO A GUN FREE ZONE WHEN THEY GO SHOOTING UP THE CHILDREN. REPORTING BACK TO MY RECORD, I SPONSORED A BILL THAT REMOVED THE MANDATE FROM SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT NOW SAYS THE ONLY ARMED PERSONNEL MUST BE AT UNIFORM LAW ENFORCEMENT. IT REMOVES THAT MANDATE.

I THINK THAT SCHOOL DISTRICTS OUGHT TO HAVE MORE FLEXIBILITY ON HOW THEY PROTECT OUR CHILDREN. ANOTHER BILL I’VE AUTHORED WOULD ADD FLEXIBILITY TO THREE OF THE MAIN FUNDING STREAMS AND EDUCATION. THESE MANDATES DON’T NEED TO COME OUT OF COLUMBIA. WE HAVE OVER 80 FUNDING STREAMS FOR EDUCATION WITH THE BILL I OFFERED AUTHORED GIVES FLEXIBILITY FOR SCHOOL SAFETY. >> Charles Bierbaur: HAVE YOU OR WOULD YOU TAKE MANY CAMPAIGNS. >> I HAVEN’T BUT IWOULD WELCOME IT . >> Charles Bierbaur: MR. McMASTER? >> Kevin Bryant: P5 WHAT I WOULD DO IS I AM THE ONLY CANDIDATE. I HAVE EXPERIENCE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AS SERVING AS THE RONALD REAGAN FIRST US ATTORNEY. ALSO AN ATTORNEY GENERAL. WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO IS NUMBER OF THINGS. ONE, THAT’S WHY SENT TROOPS TO THE BORDER. TO HELP PRESIDENT TRUMP STOP THE ILLEGALS FROM COMING IN. WE HAVE A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH SOME OF THOSE THAT COME IN.

ABOUT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY Ã THEY DID NOT GIVE ME AS MUCH AS I WANTED. ASKED THEM IN THE STATE OF THE STATE TO GIVE US SOME MONEY TO HELP PUT TRAIN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN EVERY SCHOOL IN EVERY DISTRICT IN SOUTH CAROLINA. THEY PUT SOME MONEY INTO THE BUDGET BUT WE NEED MORE. I AM THE ONE THAT KNOWS HOW TO PROSECUTE. I’VE BEEN IN LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR THESE YEARS I UNDERSTAND HOW THE CRIMINALS WORK AND HAVE TO BE TOUGH WITH THEM AND STAND UP AGAINST THEM AND BY THE WAY, I’M PROUD TO HAVE THE ENDORSEMENT OF THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION. >> WOULD YOU TAKE CAMPAIGN MONEY FROM THEM? >> Henry McMaster: HAVEN’T SENT ANY. >> Catherine Templeton: HAVE NOT TAKEN WERE GIVEN MONEY TO A STATE CANDIDATE. GOVERNMENT MASTER, I’VE OVERSEEN THREE LAW ENFORCEMENT UNITS. I WORK FOR GOVERNOR HALEY. MOST IMPORTANTLY, I AM A MOM AND HAVE A CHILD IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

SHE GOES TO SCHOOL COUPLE BLOCKS AWAY FROM ONE OF THE HIGHEST CRIME RATES IN THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND IT’S TERRIFYING. IT’S TERRIFYING TO PUT ON THE BUS AND IT’S TERRIFYING TO HEAR THE ACTIVE SHOOTER LOCKDOWNS THAT HAPPEN ALL THE TIME. SCHOOL SAFETY IS THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY FOR ANY MOTHER AND FATHER. WE HAVE TO BE REALISTIC. WE CAN’T SHUT DOWN THE CAMPUSES TO ONE ENTRY WHERE WE CAN’T HANDLE ALL THE MENTAL HEALTH. WE CAN’T MAKE PARENTS PARENT BUT ALL THOSE THINGS HAVE TO HAPPEN WE HAVE TO PUT AN ARMED HIGHLY TRAINED SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER ON EVERY SINGLE SOLITARY CAMPUS. MAKING SURE IT’S SAFE TO GO TO SCHOOL. >> Charles Bierbaur: THANK YOU. NEXT QUESTION FROM ANDY SHAIN AND IT STARTS WITH MR. MCGILL. >> EARLIER I TALKED ABOUT LIMITATIONS ON THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE. I WILL GO AHEAD AND, FOR THE SAKE OF ARGUMENT, GIVE YOU SOME POWERS. IF YOU COULD ELIMINATE ONE STATE AGENCY WITH THE POWER TO DO THAT, WHICH ONE AND WHY? >> Yancey McGill: WE HAVE STREAMLINED STATE GOVERNOR GOVERNMENT, IN MY RESEARCH SAYS IT WAS 110 YEARS AGO Ã80, 85 STATE AGENCIES.

DISCLOSURE IS GOING TO BE A BIG PART OF WHAT I AM ABOUT. I CAN TELL YOU I LEARNED IT WHEN I WAS IN CITY COUNCIL AND BECAME MAYOR. I’M TELLING YOU THAT WHOEVER THE MAYOR IS SETS THE AGENDA AND WHOEVER THE GOVERNOR IS CAN SET THE AGENDA. WE TOOK A LISTEN TO A RECENT GOVERNOR, NIKKI HALEY THAT ASKED FOR TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY AND OTHER AREAS THAT NEED TO BE DISCLOSED. IN THE PROBLEM, YOU CAN’T CUT ABC UNTIL YOU FIND OUT WHO RETAINS THE PURSE STRINGS. I’M TELLING YOU NOW, THIS GOVERNMENT CAN BE STREAMLINED. I VOTED FOR IT YEARS AGO. GOOD QUESTION BUT IT’S BEEN AN ISSUE IN MY MIND. >> Charles Bierbaur: THANK YOU, MR. BRIAN PLEASE. >> Kevin Bryant: PACKETS THINK OF SEVERAL THAT YOU ASKED FOR ONE. THE FIRST ONE IS DOC. COLUMBIA’S GOT TO GET OUT OF THE HABIT OF MICROMANAGING THE CLASSROOM.

WE SAY NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND. IT’S BEEN A DISASTER. THINGS LIKE ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL PLAN COMING OUT OF COLUMBIA. IT’S BEEN A DISASTER. WE HAVE GOT TO STOP MICROMANAGING CLASSROOMS AND THEN WE NEED SCHOOL CHOICE. WE ARE A LITTLE BIT IN SOUTH CAROLINA. I WROTE IT. WE HAD ABOUT TO MAKE SCHOOL CHOICE AVAILABLE TO EVERY CHILD IN THE STATE AND I SUPPORTED THAT BUT WE FAILED JUST A FEW VOTES SHORT. I CAME BACK AND THAT WOULD BE A TOUCHDOWN. CAME BACK WITH WHAT I CALL THE FIELD GOAL AND THAT IS SCHOOL CHOICE FOR EXCEPTIONAL NEEDS CHILDREN AND IT’S WORKING VERY WELL. HERE AGAIN, I REPEAT MYSELF A LOT BUT I SAY, WE HAVE A FREE MARKET WITH CONSUMER CHOICE, YOU ALWAYS GET THE BETTER PRODUCT AND LOWER COST.

IT WORKS AND JUST ABOUT EVERY PROBLEM THAT WE HAVE IN SOUTH CAROLINA INCLUDING EDUCATION. >> Charles Bierbaur: THANK YOU. MR. McMASTER. >> Henry McMaster: I DON’T KNOW IF IT’S THE AGENCY SO MUCH AS THE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS. THEY HAVE SO MANY OF THEM YOU CAN’T KEEP TRACK. A LOT OF THE DEPARTMENTS DON’T ANSWER TO THE GOVERNOR. SOME COULD BE COMBINED I WOULD START WITH DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL REFERRAL. DOESN’T ANSWER TO THE GOVERNOR NOW. DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES DOESN’T ANSWER TO THE GOVERNOR. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DOESN’T ANSWER TO THE GOVERNOR. THESE AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS HANDLE VERY IMPORTANT THINGS. THEY ARE IN SILOS. I ASKED TO REQUIRE THE AGENCY TO BREAK DOWN THE WALLS AND COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER AND TRY TO SAVE MONEY AND BE MORE EFFICIENT .E HAVE A LOT OF CONVERSATIONS LIKE THE DEPARTMENT COMMISSION AND HIGHWAY COMMISSION ÃIT’S ONE THAT NEEDS TO ANSWER DIRECTLY TO GOVERNOR BUT NOW THAT I COULD FIRE THE COMMISSIONERS, THAT WILL MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE RIGHT THERE.

THEY HAVE TO FILE THE PRIORITIES. >> Charles Bierbaur: MISS TEMPLETON. >> Catherine Templeton: LET’S NOT JUST START WITH ONE AGENCY WILL GET RID OF. LET’S GO BACKWARDS. HOW ABOUT WHAT WE WILL KEEP? WE WANT TO BE SAFE AND WANT OUR KIDS TO REACH THEIR POTENTIAL. THE DEPARTMENTS THAT KEEP US SAFE, DEPARTMENTS THATPROVIDE INFRASTRUCTURE. DEPARTMENTS AND PROVIDE EDUCATION .HOSE ARE THE ONES WE KEEP . THOSE ARE THE ONES WE INTRODUCE COMPETITION TO. FOR A DECADE AND A HALF BEFORE GOVERNOR KAYLEE ASKED ME TO COME HELP HER, I RAN A FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES ARE NOT TO MAKE IT STREAMLINED AND WE HAVE TO DO IT THE OTHER WAY AROUND, START WITH SLUDGE FUNDS.

NONAGENCY. ACTUAL CORRUPT COLUMBIA. THE SLUDGE FUNDS IN THE MATCHING FUNDS THAT COME FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND GO TO HUGH LEATHERMAN AND ALLOW HIM TO PAY FOR FAVORS IS PHENOMENAL. I WOULD BE HAPPY TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT ALL OF THEM IF I HAD FIVE HOURS. WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE. >> Charles Bierbaur: WE DON’T HAVE FIVE HOURS AT THIS POINT. MR. WARREN ÃLAST ANSWER. >> YOU TALK ABOUT A WISH LIST IN MY WISH LIST WOULD START WITH TERM LIMITS AND AS GOVERNOR WOULD FIGHT HARD FOR THAT. IN TERMS OF RUNNING GOVERNMENT EFFICIENTLY ADMITTED BUSINESS OWNER SINCE 2009 WHEN I STARTED MY COMPANY AND I AM THE ONLY ONE THAT IS SUCCESSFULLY CREATED HUNDREDS OF JOBS AND RUN A P&L STATEMENT. I KNOW HOW TO MANAGE THINGS. WE TO ELIMINATE CERTAIN DEPARTMENTS LIKE THE DOT COMMISSION, STATE INFRASTRUCTURE BANK. WE NEED TO MAKE COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS TO SOME OF THESE COMPLEX PROBLEMS. PRISON RIOTS. THE SOLUTION IS COMBINING TO STATE AGENCIES. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS WITH TRIPLE AND IF WE DID THAT, WE WOULD SAVE MILLION HAD WHAT CAN WE DO?E INVEST IT.

HIRE MORE CORRECTIONS OFFICERS AND PAY THEM MORE BECAUSE RIGHT NOW THEY START AT $25,000 A YEAR AND 170 PERCENT TURNOVER. TRAIN THEM BETTER. WITH THE REAL CONSERVATIVE BUSINESS SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM. >> Charles Bierbaur: WE HAVE JUST FOUR MINUTES LEFT. GAVIN JACKSON HAS LAST QUESTION WILL START WITH MR. BRYANT’S. I WILL ASK YOU FOR 30 SECONDS RESPONSES. >> Gavin Jackson: I WILL TRY TO SAY QUICK. IS IT BETTER TO BE A POLITICAL INSIDER OR POLITICAL EXPERIENCE TO GET THINGS DONE OR AN OUTSIDER WHO HAS NEVER BEEN INVOLVED IN POLITICS AND WHY? >> Kevin Bryant: YOU GO THROUGH THE LOBBY AND THE TAX COLLECTORS AND YOU FIND ONE PERSON EVER ACCUSE ME OF BEING PART OF THE ESTABLISHMENT. I’VE ALWAYS, ALWAYS LOOK TO EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF LEGISLATION AND SAID, HOW DOES IT STAB THE TAXPAYER IN THE BACK AND NORMALLY DID. I WOULD SOMETIMES WERE AGAINST IT WHERE SOMETIMES I WOULD FILIBUSTER OR SOMETIMES IT WOULD AMEND IT TO MAKE ITBETTER . >> Charles Bierbaur: MR. McMASTER. >> Henry McMaster: IT’S ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE EXPERIENCE IF YOU HIRE SOMEONE TO DO SOMETHING IMPORTANT.

IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE EXPERIENCE. I HAVE THAT EXPERIENCE IN THE RECORD THAT DEMONSTRATES IT. THERE EXPERIENCE YOU LEARN SOMETHING. AND TO SAY FOR BRIAN STERLING, IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO BUY THE EQUIPMENT IN THE UNITED STATES. IT’S ILLEGAL TO DO IT. SAYING YOU WILL DO IT ANYWAY IS AN IMPOSSIBILITY AND CANNOT BE BOUGHT IN THE UNITED STATES. WEARE WORKING ON PRISONS , SCHOOLS, PUBLIC SAFETY AND THE FUTURE OF SOUTH CAROLINA IS GREAT. >> Charles Bierbaur: AS GOVERNOR HALEY USED TO SAY, CAN’T IS NOT AN OPTION. IN SOUTH CAROLINA WE ARE DEFIANTLY INDEPENDENT IN SOUTH CAROLINA FIRST. WE MAKE SURE WE TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES. I THINK IT’S GREAT TO BE AN OUTSIDER WHO IS NEVER RUN FOR OFFICE BEFORE. CAN’T BE BOUGHT THOSE NO FAVORS. ALSO, FOUR YEARS OF ON-THE-JOB TRAINING. I WALKED IN WITH GOVERNOR NIKKI HALEY WE BOTH MADE SURE IT WAS A TRANSPARENT EFFICIENT PHYSICALLY RESPONSIBLE CONSERVATIVE, BOLD STATE. I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING THAT AGAIN. >> Charles Bierbaur: THANK YOU, MR. WARREN. >> John Warren: AS ARENA BUSINESS OWNER I AM THE ONLY CONSERVATIVE OUTSIDER. WHEN THE QUESTION COMES DOWN TO ITS LEADERSHIP. I WILL BRING THE CORE VALUES WHICH IS BEING ACONSERVATIVE , BUSINESSMAN, BELIEVING IN SERVICE AND COMMON SENSE TO FIGHT THE CORRUPTION DOWN IN COLUMBIA.

I WILL BRING COMPETENCY IN TERMS OF RUNNING BUSINESSES EFFICIENTLY AND FINALLY, I WILL BRING COURAGE TO FIGHT FOR THE TAXPAYER AND I’M DOING THIS TO MAKE EVERYONE WATCHING TO MAKE YOUR LIFE BETTER. >> Charles Bierbaur: MR. MIGUEL? >> OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES GOVERNMENTS HAVE BEEN TOTALLY LEFT OUT WITH A LOT OF THIS PROCESS. WE WILL MAKE IT ACTIVE AGAIN. THE RULE WENT INTO EFFECT IN 1975. WE NEED TO GO BACK AND NOT GROW POWER IN THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OR THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH.

WE NEED TO GROW IT BACK WITH THE PEOPLE AT HOME. LET THEM MAKE THE DECISIONS. KEEP IN MIND YEARS AGO A LOT OF DECISIONS MADE ON BUDGETS AND THE PROCREATION WAS DONE IN THE SENATE AND HOUSE IN COLUMBIA. >> THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU WALL. THE BAD NEWS IS WE ARE OUT OF TIME FOR TONIGHT. THE GOOD NEWS IS, ALL OF THE CANDIDATES HAVE AGREED TO DO THIS AGAIN IN JUST UNDER TWO WEEKS. ABOUT ONE WEEK BEFORE THE PRIMARY.E WILL REJOIN ALL OF YOU IN COLUMBIA AT THE OTHER CAMPUS DOWN THERE. THANK ALL OF YOU FOR BEING HERE. THANKS TO ANDY SHANE AND GAVIN JACKSON. TOMORROW EVENING. WE WILL BE HERE WITH THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR IN SOUTH CAROLINA. FROM CLEMSON UNIVERSITY AND FROM EVERYONE AT DTV, I AM CHARLES PURE BAUER. THANK YOU AND HAVE A GOOD NIGHT. >> .

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