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.
Read more about how the only announced candidates for lieutenant governor look at their campaigns and what has shaped them for office.
Plus, they reveal some secrets -- McKinney wanted to be Gov. Nikki Haley's running mate this year, while Sellers turned down a federal appointment.