S.C. Lobbyist Focuses Governor Campaign On Jobs

Posted August 11, 2009 at 4:53pm

Prominent South Carolina attorney and lobbyist Dwight Drake announced Tuesday that he is running for South Carolina governor as a Democrat in 2010.

In a lengthy biographical Web video, Drake touted his work as an aide to former Democratic governors John West and Dick Riley in the 1970s and ’80s and his role in bringing jobs to South Carolina — in the form of a BMW plant — while glossing over his career in government relations as a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough in Columbia, S.C.

In the video, Drake said he was running for governor because, “We need to get South Carolina working again,” adding, “the past eight years have been wasted.”