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Democrat Joe Cunningham picks SC lawyer and former fighter pilot as governor running mate


South Carolina Democrat Joe Cunningham has named Tally Parham Casey, a lawyer and the first female fighter pilot in the state's Air National Guard, his lieutenant governor running mate as he seeks to unseat Republican Gov. Henry McMaster.


Cunningham introduced Casey on Monday in Greenville County, the same county where McMaster's running mate, Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette, calls home. It's an area of the state where Democrats have tried to make gains in past elections.


Casey, a 52-year-old Greenville native who now lives in Columbia, chairs the executive committee of the Wyche Law Firm. She served three combat tours in Iraq and left the military as a lieutenant colonel.


Casey, a 52-year-old Greenville native who now lives in Columblia, chairs the executive committee of the Wyche Law Firm. She served three combat tours in Iraq and left the military as a lieutenant colonel. e're all thinking. He doesn't play by traditional political rules and he doesn't toe any party line."