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Is Sen. Tom Davis running for SC governor? We’ve got the answer


Davis, a real estate attorney, said last month that he wanted to ... “And the answer to that lies in this: South Carolina government is dominated by the legislature, and recent history has shown that reform-minded governors without legislative support ...


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S.CSenTom Davis Submitted S.CSenTom Davis Submitted setLeadImageSize(); $(window).resize(function() { var clientWidth = Math.max(document.documentElement.clientWidth, window.innerWidth || 0); if (clientWidth > 767) { $('.lead-item').find('.caption').hide(); $('.lead-item .lead-caption').show(); } else { $('.lead-item .lead-caption').hide(); } setLeadImageSize(); }); $('.lead-item img').click(function(){ var elemWidth = Math.max(document.documentElement.clientWidth, window.innerWidth || 0); if(elemWidth Tom Davis running for SC governor? We’ve got the answer Posted by Lucas Highlhigh@islandpacket.com $(window).scroll(function() { var windowCurrentPos = $(window).scrollTop(); var scrollTopPos = $("#story-body-items").offset().top-50; var scrollEndPos = $("#commenting-container").offset().top; if(windowCurrentPos >= scrollEndPos || windowCurrentPos SenTom Davis, R-Beaufort, announced in a media release Wednesday afternoon that he will not be running for governor in 2018 and he plans to remain in the legislature “for the foreseeable future.” Davis, a real estate attorney, said last month that he wanted to talk with his family and law partners at Harvey & Battey and make a decision on a gubernatorial run around Labor Day In his statement Wednesday, Davis said he has “concluded the timing simply isn’t right for me to run a statewide campaign “From a family standpoint, a business standpoint and a personal standpoint, I’m just not in a position to undertake an endeavor of this magnitude,” he said. var randomUrl = getRandomUrl('http://x.email.islandpacket.com/ats/url.aspx?cr=663&wu=170,http://x.email.islandpacket.com/ats/url.aspx?cr=663&wu=181,http://x.email.islandpacket.com/ats/url.aspx?cr=663&wu=78'); $("", { "class" : "col-xs-12", "src" : randomUrl, "scrolling" : "no", "frameborder" : "no" }).appendTo("#newsletter-signUpWidget"); “From a political standpoint, in thinking about this, I’ve tried to be honest about where and how, at this particular point in time, I can do the most good for our state,” Davis added“And the answer to that lies in this: South Carolina government is dominated by the legislature, and recent history has shown that reform-minded governors without legislative support can’t get much accomplished.” var _informq = _informq || []; _informq.push(['embed']); lazyLoadingModule("perfectpixeltop-template", "perfectpixeltop-target", "perfectpixel",500, undefined, undefined, undefined, "undefined", "undefined", "true" ,"", "undefined","undefined"); He said he hopes the state “can get more reform-minded lawmakers elected in 2018 and 2020.” Never miss a local story. 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