Howard Rich, 67, is a libertarian political activist and real estate developer in New York City. A director of the pro-voucher Friedman Foundation, Rich has used his vast personal wealth in an effort to build a state legislature in South Carolina that will support his plan to divert public money to private schools through school vouchers and tax credits.

Howard Rich’s involvement in South Carolina politics involves three main aspects:

1. Bypassing state contribution limits by using numerous LLC’s to fund political candidates in local races, and keeping voters in the dark by making contributions after the candidate’s final public disclosure.

2. Funneling even more money into SC campaigns from Utah, California, and elsewhere through a network of wealthy associates.

3. Establishing and funding “grass-roots” voucher lobbying groups in South Carolina to give the appearance of support for his agenda in our state.

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