2010 GOV nominee/state Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D) said Thursday that three ethics complaints filed against him, all of which have been dismissed, were filed by an employee of the state Republican party and were meant to distract from Gov. Nikki Haley's (R) record. Sheheen called the complaints "desperate" and went on to highlight Haley's own "unethical behavior."
Republican chairman Matt Moore said that the complaints were filed by an intern "who was acting independently." (Columbia State)
That State article goes on to outline hours of back-and-forth between Sheheen, the Haley campaign and both state parties Thursday over everything from Sheheen's work on the state ethics bill to Haley's use of the state plane. If Thursday's fight -- 14 months out from Election Day -- is any indication, this race is going to be ugly.
-- Sarah Mimms