Lt. Governor Andre Bauer officially joins the gubernatorial race today, starting with a sprint across the state. Bauer’s campaigns are known for hitting the road. In the past he has stood beside highways and overpasses with signs, waving at passers-by.
For a campaign for governor that he has talked about for almost a year, Bauer is taking what he calls a 24-hour tour. He started in Spartanburg at 7:15 this morning, then moved on to towns like Greer, West Columbia, Florence, Beaufort, and Aiken. His trip includes a 2:30 a.m. stop at a coffee house in Easley and then to a diner in Rock Hill at 7:45 a.m.
He plans to preside over the Senate tomorrow at noon.
Bauer says he wants to show he’s a “24/7” hard worker and he understands what it takes to run a business: “So many people have seen what happened last night in Washington and again, they are ready for a change. Not only a change in Washington, but a change in South Carolina, where a small business owner can lead the state of South Carolina. Where you have a CEO of the state who actually understands the trials and tribulations of what small business owners are having to deal with every day,” he says.”