The Florence County Republican Party Chairman is going to take on the most powerful man in the South Carolina Senate.
Local media outlets reported that Richard Skipper announced that he will run in the June GOP primary against State Sen. Hugh Leatherman of Florence County.
Skipper said he will resign from his job as county GOP chair and that there needs to be change in Columbia.
Leatherman has been in office for over 36 years and is state Senate president pro-tempore and chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.
Skipper served in the South Carolina Army National Guard and owns and operates an insurance agency in Florence.