Democratic candidate for SC governor Joe Cunningham introduced his new running mate, Tally Casey, at a meet and greet rally held in Conway 0n Aug. 23. The two Democratic gubernatorial candidates were joined by Ashlyn Preaux, Democratic candidate for SC House of Representatives, District 61, Ryan Thompson, Democratic candidate for SC House of Representatives District 106, and Ernest Carson, Democratic candidate for SC House of Representatives District 68.
Casey, a former F-16 pilot with the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 157th Fighter Squadron, and mother of two spoke about her background, how she became a fighter pilot and veteran of three combat tours over Iraq, and her qualifications to be Lt. Governor. She believes South Carolina can be better and she’s ready to work to bring us into the future.
Cunningham then spoke about how he wants to help all the people of South Carolina. Joe believes South Carolinians deserve more freedoms, not less. That’s why he wants to eliminate the state income tax, legalize marijuana and sports betting, and then use that money to give our teachers a raise, and finally fix our roads.
“What’s freedom for our vets… the people who serve our country? And what about the politicians who pay lip service to support our troops, and supporting the vets, and then when they come back home, and they are looking for an alternative to opiods, and want to use marijuana, our governor wants to throw them in jail for using marijuana? I say let them use it.”
After Cunningham spoke, the three candidates for SC House of Representatives, Ryan Thompson, Ernest Carson, and Ashlyn Preaux, spoke to the enthusiastic crowd.
Our thanks to HCDP Communications Committee members Bill Friedman for shooting the video and Bob Gatty for production.