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Joe Cunningham rallies in Greenville and claims very close race for SC governor

Gubernatorial candidate Joe Cunningham held a rally Monday night in Greenville with other Democrats running for office to energize voters in the Upstate ahead of the November general election.

While Cunningham spoke before a crowd of about 75 people inside country music concert venue Cowboy Up Greenville, his opponent, incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster, held a campaign event with other Republican leaders across the county at the Historic Greer Depot.

At the event in Greenville, Cunningham was preceded by his running mate, candidate for lieutenant governor Tally Parham Casey, and candidate for the South Carolina House of Representatives District 25 seat Wendall Jones.

"What our campaign is about is more freedoms for South Carolinians," Cunningham said.

Jones spoke about importance for this year's election, saying that voters have the chance to create change in South Carolina.

"We have the opportunity to move the needle toward balance," Jones said.

Putting Cunningham and Casey in the governor's office was a step toward creating that balance, Jones said.

Casey discussed the current abortion ban moving through the state Legislature. The lawyer and first female fighter pilot in the state called the legislation "draconian."