BUFFALO — Greenville businessman John Warren, a Republican candidate for Governor, brought his message of conservative reform to Union County on Thursday. Warren, joined by running mate Pat McKinney, spoke with and greeted customers at Midway BBQ for about an hour.
Warren is seeking elected office for the first time and is billing himself as a conservative outsider. Warren compares himself to President Donald Trump, in that he is not a politician but instead a self-made, successful businessman. Warren believes that his success in the business sector will translate well into the government sector.
While greeting those in attendance, Warren touted his pro second amendment stance and his one hundred percent pro-life stance. Warren told potential voters that he plans to ensure that every law-abiding citizen can protect themselves, their family, and their property. Warren also stated that as governor he will lead the fight to pass a statewide constitutional amendment stating that life begins at conception.
On Thursday, Warren also received the endorsement of Phil Robertson, the founder of Duck Commander, and one of the stars of the popular reality show Duck Dynasty. Robertson said, “all you South Carolina duck hunters, you beaver hunters, trappers, fishermen, and the ones that live by your Bibles you better get some godly men in there, men who are unafraid to take a stand on what’s right, men who love God and who love you. That’s John Warren.”
The latest polls in the race show the race tightening between Henry McMaster, Catherine Templeton and Warren. A runoff is expected in this race as no candidate is expected to obtain the fifty percent plus one vote required to win the race straight out.
Tyler Shugart is the host of “Bump and Run” from 7-9 a.m. on Fox Sports 1400 AM 98.3 FM in Spartanburg. He can be reached at [email protected]