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SC Lt. Gov. McMaster hosts fundraiser for NC counterpart

South Carolina Lt. Governor Henry McMaster addresses the crowd during the 2016 SC Republican state convention.
South Carolina Lt. Governor Henry McMaster addresses the crowd during the 2016 SC Republican state convention. online@thestate.com

South Carolina’s lieutenant governor is extending a helping hand to his Republican North Carolina counterpart.

Lt. Gov. Henry Master is hosting a fundraiser for North Carolina’s Lt. Gov. Dan Forest at his Columbia home on Oct. 11.

Forest is running for re-election this year in a state that has become a tightly contested battleground between the two parties.

The two presidential candidates are neck-and-neck in North Carolina opinion polls, and the state’s Republican Gov. Pat McCrory – who is elected separately – is in a fierce fight for re-election against Attorney General Roy Cooper. GOP Sen. Richard Burr is also facing a strong challenge from Democrat Deborah Ross.

Forest faces a challenge in November from former state Rep. Linda Coleman on the Democratic side.

Donations being solicited for the event range from $100 to $5,100.

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