Defend the Rule of Law, preserve our State's sovereignty
Despite this barrage of unwarranted challenges, we will continue to grow and prosper. We will not let the federal government violate the Constitution and dictate decisions that rightly belong to South Carolina and her people.
We will fight to defend the Rule of Law, preserve our State's sovereignty, and reject efforts to destroy individual liberty, wherever they occur.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to the S.C. legislature
, Jan 19, 2022
COVID: We slowed down, but safely remained open
Political leaders in many states have gone too far. They have infringed on the Constitution and trampled personal freedoms. We took a road less traveled--a better road.
We slowed down, but safely remained open. We never closed. Our reasonable steps of limited, measured and temporary actions allowed us to combat the virus without crippling our economy.
Source: 2021 State of the State Address: South Carolina legislature
, Jan 13, 2021
We believe in faith, family, the flag, and freedom
We are in the midst of a stunning economic resurgence--with the opportunity to seize prosperity for generations to come. We recognize our tremendous assets. We acknowledge our challenges. We believe in faith. We believe in family. We believe in the
flag and we believe in free markets. We believe in liberty--in that shining city on the hill of which President Reagan spoke. And we know that liberty is worth fighting for. And remember, always teach the children to be proud of South Carolina!
Source: 2020 South Carolina State of the State address
, Jan 22, 2020
1986 Senate run; 2002 elected AG; 2010 Gubernatorial run
McMaster received the Republican nomination in 1986 in his campaign for the United States Senate; he was ultimately defeated by Democratic incumbent Senator Fritz Hollings. Four years later, he lost his bid for lieutenant governor. In 1991, however,
McMaster was nominated by then-Governor Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. to serve on the Commission on Higher Education; he was later confirmed by the South Carolina State Legislature.
Prior to his tenure as lieutenant governor,
McMaster served two terms as attorney general of South Carolina. He was first elected to the position in 2002 and won re-election in 2006. Though he was eligible to run for a third term, he instead announced his candidacy for the state's
2010 gubernatorial election. He was defeated in the June 8 Republican primary and endorsed one of his opponents, then-state Rep. Nikki Haley, for the governorship
2006: Stood up for Freedom of Religion: Supported the Town of Great Falls in their fight for freedom of religion, successfully discouraging their attackers from frivolous claims.
He defended our right to express religious
faith publicly on "I Believe" license plates. He stood up to ACLU lawyers who said we can't pray to Jesus Christ in public. Henry McMaster will be a governor who champions traditional values.
Endorsed Endorsed by Donald Trump/MAGA after presidency.
McMaster is endorsed by Trump/MAGA endorsement list
Endorsements by Donald Trump, implying support of Trump's agenda and electoral style.
The phrase `Make America Great Again` was popularized in Trump`s 2015 book Time to Get Tough:Making America Great Again. It is the campaign slogan embroidered on the ubiquitous red caps seen at Trump rallies (which after Trump`s presidency, became known as `MAGA rallies`).
Source: Ballotpedia 2016-2022 endorsement list 2022-MAGA on Jan 1, 2022