Gov. hopeful names Wilkins running mate

GREENVILLE  — Republican gubernatorial candidate Catherine Templeton announced 13th Circuit solicitor Walt Wilkins as her running mate on Tuesday.

In the first election where South Carolinians will vote for governor and lieutenant governor as a ticket, Templeton said Wilkins brings valuable experience as a prosecutor where the state needs it most.

“Two of our state’s top problems are corruption and crime,” said Templeton. “Walt’s wheelhouse is all of the very important things that keep us safe in South Carolina, and we’re going to work in partnership on those things.”

Wilkins, who was first elected as solicitor for Pickens and Greenville counties in 2010, announced Tuesday that he will also continue to campaign for a third term as 13th Circuit solicitor. If Templeton and

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