COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer knows he's a controversial figure who's made plenty of public missteps. But the two-term Republican hopes he's remembered as an energetic, hardworking advocate of the state's seniors.
The 41-year-old lieutenant governor, a self-described workaholic, is keeping a packed schedule until the end of his term. He is meeting with constituents and business leaders, handing out blankets to seniors and hosting a holiday drop-in.
Following his unsuccessful bid for governor, Bauer said he plans to return to business, travel with friends and continue raising money for his nonprofit that provides blankets in the winter and fans in the summer. After consecutive terms in the South Carolina House, Senate before becoming lieutenant governor, he says he doesn't know if he'll seek office again.