SC voters picking GOP nominee for attorney general

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina voters are picking 1 of 3 Columbia attorneys to become the Republican nominee in the race to be the state's next attorney general.

Robert Bolchoz, Leighton Lord and Alan Wilson are in the running in Tuesday's primary election. The winner will face Democrat Matthew Richardson in November.

Incumbent Attorney General Henry McMaster is running for governor.

A candidate needs a majority of the vote to avoid a runoff.

Bolchoz and Wilson have both served as county prosecutors and worked in the state Attorney General's office. Bolchoz has also worked in business. Wilson's father is Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson.

Lord managed 1 of the state's largest law firms for a dozen years but he has never been a prosecutor.

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