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      3 Republicans in close money race for governor

      Attorney General Henry McMaster

      The cash race has tightened for Republican gubernatorial hopefuls in South Carolina.

      A review of campaign finance reports on Monday shows that Attorney General Henry McMaster raised $430,078 in cash for his primary bid during the second quarter. Trailing closely were Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer's $397,978 and U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett $393,161.

      McMaster's campaign said it felt good to be gaining financial ground and political momentum in the run-up to the June 8 primary.

      Barrett had the most cash remaining for the contest with $1.6 million with McMaster and Bauer having $1.4 million.

      State Rep. Nikki Haley had $530,023 on hand. Furman University political scientist Danielle Vinson said that's enough for Haley to mount a credible campaign.

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