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SC Democrat Seeks to Make Abortion Key Issue in Governor's Race

Former Rep. Joe Cunningham released a TV ad on abortion this week as he runs for governor.


oe Cunningham, a former Democratic congressman, is putting abortion at the center of his bid for governor in South Carolina, a deep-red state where Democrats believe they have an opening to campaign against Republicans going too far on abortion restrictions.


“A single pen — it could be the only way to stop a total abortion ban in South Carolina,” Cunningham says in the TV ad, directly addressing voters. “Governor McMaster wants abortions outlawed, with no exceptions for rape, incest or the life of the mother. The stakes in this election could not be higher.”