May 4th, 2010
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South Carolina Republican releases new TV ad

South Carolina's Attorney General, who is running for governor of the state, released a new campaign ad Tuesday.
South Carolina's Attorney General, who is running for governor of the state, released a new campaign ad Tuesday.

(CNN) – South Carolina gubernatorial hopeful Republican Henry McMaster is out with a new television ad Tuesday that invokes Ronald Reagan and highlights McMaster's fight against Democrats' health care legislation.

The 30-second spot is the second McMaster ad to feature the role the South Carolina Attorney General played in state lawsuits over the health care bill, claiming that the bill infringes on states' rights.

Related: McMaster uses health care suit in campaign ad

"When Ronald Reagan named me his first U.S. Attorney, I thanked him for the honor," McMaster says in the ad. "And I went to work to defend freedom and to protect the Constitution. When President Obama and the Washington radicals pushed their unconstitutional takeover of health care, I pushed back. I led the fight to overturn the backroom deals – to defend freedom and to protect the sovereignty of South Carolina. Because that's my job."

McMaster hopes to win his party's nomination in a June 8 primary.

The spot will run on broadcast and cable in all of South Carolina's media markets, according to McMaster's campaign.


Filed under: 2010 • Health care • Henry McMaster • South Carolina
soundoff (59 Responses)
  1. David

    So you went along with the norm and rolled over when a GOP was president, but when a Democrat is president push back and complain. sure elect this fool to lead.

    May 4, 2010 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  2. doug

    Each lib spewing their lies and hate are not half the person this man is in regards to morals, values, honesty, true compassion and decency. You libs like to forget the truth, easier than making yourselves a better human being.

    I bet you know the history that National Socialists have had on this globe, it is sick what you want the end result to be for your right of center neighbors.

    May 4, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  3. GL

    This man is a joke and a crook. He let Stanford off so he can run for his seat and get all of Standford voters. He is nothing but a HYPROCRITE! The GOOD OLD WHITE BOY STATE!

    May 4, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  4. doug

    Hey Mcmaster Ronald Reagan would change his affiliation if he seen how you have been tearing this country apart with your party's ignorant retoric.Grow a pair S.C. Vote these nuts out and come out of the dark ages.

    May 4, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  5. pmac

    all politicians are crooks

    May 4, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  6. Kevin

    I have a better idea...if McMaster becomes governor, perhaps S.C. could re-secede from the union! We promise we'll let them go this time!

    May 4, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  7. Julia- Idaho Native American

    let's talk about Freedom, no health care, you are free to just die quickly, what an idiot this guy is. Democracy and healthcare for all, one universal health care plan. The rich will always be able to buy what ever they want. Jesus expects the rest of us Christians to take care of the poor, What a concept helping out your brothers and sisters. I think it's called Democracy.

    May 4, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  8. Travis

    This is my once a month logon to CNN jus to see what the liberals are saying. Obama is definately a Washington radical and a pathological liar. That coupled with his rock star ego makes him the most dangerous occupant ever in the White House.

    May 4, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  9. Denna

    You gotta love this guy. Does he not know that President Obama has been compared, favorably, with President Reagan? If we already have someone like him, why do we need you? To the Republicans: WE THE PEOPLE, BY A MAJORITY VOTE, ELECTED PRESIDENT OBAMA. Get over it!

    May 4, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
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