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  •  SC-Gov (6+ / 0-)

    It's been an assumed conclusion by everyone that Vincent Sheheen will run again for Governor in 2014, and I think the race is a Tossup if he goes for it. He ran a pretty good campaign in 2010, and Haley just hasn't been able to get her act together. The fact that she only won 51-47 in the reddest wave election in a century is a testament to her weakness. She can't even consolidate her own Republican base, and Sheheen has been an effective party leader even as the party has bottomed out statewide. It'll be a competitive race to be sure, and I think there are a lot of different directions from which to take Haley on. I think HD-78 is important insofar as showing that Haley is toxic among Democrats and a lot of independent voters, and I think it's a valid point that ethics and school vouchers could be used against her during the campaign. Ethical attacks are the best kind of political attacks, the kind that transcend party lines and strike at the core of a politician. I think it would be an effective approach.

    The Pragmatic Progressive (IN-4); Economic Left/Right: -7.12; Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.44

    by AndySonSon on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 08:43:58 AM PST

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    •  hacking (1+ / 0-)
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      I expect people to still be mad at her in 2014 because of that fiasco where a computer hacker stole the whole populace's SSN numbers from the Department of Revenue.

      •  The danger (3+ / 0-)
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        Inkan1969, terjeanderson, Woody

        of course is that in a state where the Republican bench overflows with ambitious elected officials, her unpopularity and  slightly higher chance than usual for the Dem candidate in the general may prompt some to primary her, since, as you said, she really ain't beloved by most Republicans in the state in the first place

    •  Sheheen (1+ / 0-)
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      I think Sheheen has a good shot at Gov., because Republicans aren't unified with Haley. The only shot for a Democrat to win statewide here is to run as a conservative and split the Republican vote. Sheheen has a chance, though in this state its no better than 50/50. As for the rest of the Democrat Party here, it's dead!

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