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Craigslist CEO defends site against McMaster

COLUMBIA --- The CEO of the Internet classified ad site Craigslist says there are plenty of other places in South Carolina to find prostitution ads and obscene photos.

In a blog post Saturday, Jim Buckmaster says he doesn't understand why state Attorney General Henry McMaster is targeting his company.

Mr. Buckmaster points out publications in Greenville and Charleston that have a greater number of adult ads and more explicit content than his Web site.

Mr. McMaster on Friday reiterated his threat to prosecute executives for aiding and abetting prostitution if a Craigslist ad leads to a prostitution case in South Carolina. His office didn't return a message Saturday.

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STATE REPUBLICANS have selected Karen Floyd of Spartanburg to be their new leader. She faced no opposition as she was elected Saturday, becoming the first woman to run the state GOP.