COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/SCRN/WVOC) - Kershaw County State Senator Vincent Sheheen says he'll be back on the ballot in the governor's race in 2014.
His announcement confirms what has long been expected - a probable rematch of his 2010 race against Governor Nikki Haley, which Haley narrowly won with 51% of the vote.
The governor has not officially announced if she's running for re-election, but her former chief of staff left her office last fall to lead a possible campaign.
Wednesday, Tim Pearson said Haley has more than $2-million on hand for a second run. Pearson called Sheheen a “pro-labor-union trial lawyer.''
Sheheen says South Carolina deserves better leadership, not more name-calling.
“I do think that South Carolina is really at a turning point,” Sheheen said, “and the choice is the same-old-same-old or the choice is something new. And what I hear over and over again...and this is different about a second time...is that people really do want change in our state government and they're very dissatisfied.”
Sheheen says he expects to have his campaign in place this summer.