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Top Richland, SC lawmaker backs Joe Cunningham for governor one week before primary

A top Democratic state lawmaker from Richland County says he is backing Joe Cunningham for governor in South Carolina’s June 14 primary.

House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford made his endorsement official Tuesday at the State House with Cunningham, who is one of two frontrunners in the Democratic race for governor next Tuesday.

Cunningham faces state Sen. Mia McLeod, a Richland County Democrat who serves in the same legislative delegation as Rutherford. {...}