Pat McKinney and Bakari Sellers campaigned for the state’s No. 2 job last week without a large S.C. political shadow over them.
Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell, a Charleston Republican and longtime State House staple, stepped out of the race a week ago so he could push to become the president at the College of Charleston.
“He would be a formidable opponent, so certainly there was a part of me that breathed a big sigh of relief,” said Republican McKinney, a retired, 64-year-old Charleston developer.
Sellers, a 29-year-old Democratic state representative from Denmark, said he was worried only about his own campaign, not McConnell’s plans.
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