COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The men vying to succeed Attorney General Henry McMaster agree the Republican was right to sue the Obama administration over both its health care reform package and plans to halt a nuclear waste dump in Nevada.
But Richardson says his nearly five years of legal experience over his opponent give him an edge in the race. Richardson has never served as a prosecutor and Wilson says his own work in county and state prosecutor offices makes him more qualified to succeed McMaster.
Richardson and Wilson both belong to notable political families.
Richardson's grandfather, Julius B. "Bubba" Ness, led the state's Supreme Court in the mid-1980s. Wilson's adoptive father is U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, who has represented South Carolina in Congress since 2001.