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Gov. McMaster picks Upstate businesswoman as running mate

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Gov. McMaster and Pamela Evette (Nov. 28, 2017/FOX Carolina) Gov. McMaster and Pamela Evette (Nov. 28, 2017/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (AP) -

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has picked an Upstate businesswoman and a political newcomer as his running mate in next year's election.

McMaster announced Tuesday that Pamela Evette will run as his lieutenant governor.

The 50-year-old Evette is president and CEO of Quality Business Solutions, a payroll and human resources company based in Travelers Rest. According to the company's website, QBS' revenue has grown nearly $300 million in the past three years and is a nearly $1 billion enterprise.

Online records show Evette maxed out to McMaster's campaign in May with a $3,500 donation. Her company also gave the Republican $1,000.

Next year is the first time candidates for South Carolina governor and lieutenant governor will run on the ticket.

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