I understand the underlying fundamentals that drive economic growth. I know that we must first address the unprecedented and persistent unemployment in South Carolina created by a technology-driven global economy. We must support entrepreneurship with public investments in research and development that will jump-start innovation and job creation in our state.
I understand that home ownership has been the largest source of wealth creation and economic mobility for American families. The long-term benefits of homeownership can only be realized for South Carolinians when our housing market is revived.
I understand that we must restore the long-term benefits of a first class system of public education and training from pre-K to college for our children. I also want to secure the health of all our people by investing in affordable preventive healthcare.
South Carolina is my home. I care very deeply about the future of our state and you. I want to do all these things and more for South Carolinians but I can't do it alone. I need your support. Together, we will restore the American Dream -- - for us all.