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Former Congressman Joe Cunningham of Charleston the Democratic nominee for governor, on Monday tapped a female civil litigator who flew combat missions in Iraq to be his lieutenant governor running mate.

“It is an incredible honor and privilege to be selected to be Joe Cunningham’s running mate,” said Casey in a press release. “I have long admired Joe’s bipartisan approach to governing and believe he is exactly what South Carolina needs as governor.”

Cunningham previewed his pick of Tally Parham Casey of Greenville to the Associated Press before today’s formal announcement. He told the news service that her military service and legal savvy were among the qualities that would make her the right fit for the job. Casey, the state’s first female fighter pilot, served three combat tours in Iraq and has been a civil litigator for more than two decades.

““Tally Casey represents the very best of South Carolina,” said Cunningham in a press release. “As the first female fighter pilot in the South Carolina Air National Guard with three tours of duty over Iraq, Tally is a trailblazer who has courageously fought for our freedoms abroad. Now I have asked her to help me fight for our freedoms here at home.”

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Source: The Post and Courier

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