SUNDAY BUZZ: Andre Bauer not putting brakes on possible SC governor’s run

Posted on December 8, 2013 

SC Governors Race

South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer answers a question during the Republican primary debate for governor on Tuesday, June 1, 2010, in Florence, S.C. Also participating in the debate were U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett, state Attorney General Henry McMaster and state Rep. Nikki Haley. (AP Photo/The Morning News, John D. Russell)

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Former S.C. Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer is not ruling out a third-party run for governor next year.

“I’m hearing more and more people say they are fed up with the two-party system,” the former Republican officeholder told The Buzz. “And they have asked me about running."

Asked if a third-party run would end up siphoning enough votes away from Republican Gov. Nikki Haley to give the race to Democrat state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, Bauer shot back: “You don’t think a third-party candidate (can) win?”

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