SOUTH CAROLINA

Two Can Play That Game

Sheheen points finger at GOP after ethics cases against him are dismissed.

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Sept. 20, 2013, 7:09 a.m.

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

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