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S.C. attorney general endorses McCain

March 7, 2007

Sen. John McCain today won endorsements from the attorneys general of seven states, including South Carolina.

“Most of the establishment is for McCain. Most of the establishment last time was for Bush,” said South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster, who pledged neutrality in 2000 when he served as state party chairman.

“It’s the old Bush and McCain teams combined,” said McMaster, who said that the senator has been able to consolidate the influential party members who split their allegiances six years ago. “The people who used to sit around the table and decide how much money would be raised for Bush in 2000 and those that sat around the McCain table, which was a smaller table in 2000, are all sitting around this table.”

McMaster added that over half the members of the state House are supporting McCain, including state House Speaker Bobby Harrell.


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