GOP Henry McMaster Wins Re-Election as South Carolina Governor

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Airport High School in West Columbia, S.C., Monday, June 25, 2018, for Republican Gov. Henry McMaster, right.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Republican South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster won his reelection race Tuesday evening, defeating a challenge from Democrat James Smith.

The Associated Press called the race for McMaster at 9:33 p.m. EST.

McMaster served as South Carolina’s lieutenant governor and  became governor in 2017 after then-Gov. Nikki Haley was tapped by President Trump to become the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

Smith is a South Carolina state congressman.

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