SC GOP gives $50,000 to AG hopeful

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina Republicans have put $50,000 into attorney general hopeful Alan Wilson’s campaign.

The donation was reported in a state GOP campaign account filing on Monday. Joel Sawyer is the state Republican Party’s executive director and said Thursday the donation matches a $50,000 donation that Democrats made to their attorney general hopeful Matthew Richardson.

State political parties can give a maximum of $50,000 to statewide candidates while individuals are limited to $3,500 for each election.

The Sept. 29 donation left the state GOP with $90 in its campaign account. Sawyer said that doesn’t reflect the financial health of the party and that it expects to make more large donations before the Nov. 2 election.
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