COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - Henry McMaster and Bakari Sellers agree South Carolina's last separate election for lieutenant governor offers voters a stark contrast.
McMaster touts his experience, as a former U.S. attorney under President Ronald Reagan and a two-term state attorney general. The 67-year-old Columbia attorney is also a well-known name in GOP politics, as state party chairman for a decade and a six-time candidate for a statewide office.
Sellers is a 30-year-old rising star in the Democratic Party from rural Denmark, who's wrapping up a fourth term in the state House. He says McMaster represents decades-old ideas, and it's time for a change.
Sellers recognizes it's a "David-versus-Goliath" contest. A win would make him the first black lieutenant governor since Reconstruction.
Starting in 2018, gubernatorial nominees will select their running mate.