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Received this e-mail from South Carolina Gubernatorial candidate, Vincent Sheehen (D)'s campaign today:

This week, Vincent is moving full speed ahead to get his bills on 4-year-old kindergarten and government restructuring through the state legislature.

But while he's been working across the aisle to affect change that will improve public education for children and decrease waste and unnecessary bureaucracy in government, the Governor is focused on something completely different: herself.

As you may remember, Governor Haley has been raising money from out-of-state donors, and delivering speeches to the national press and Tea-Party faithful pandering to ideology instead of improving public education, creating jobs, fixing our roads, or moving our state forward.

But now, the effort has grown even more intense.

Today, Governor Haley's shadow campaign that is funded by secret, ultra-conservative multi-millionaire donors, began running a negative ad across South Carolina. It’s a move that shows she's not only vulnerable, but also that she and her closest advisors know it.

But, in addition to showing how scared and desperate the Haley team is, the ad is patently false and beyond misleading to South Carolinians.

We deserve better from our elected officials.

That’s why we are asking you to sign this petition asking Nikki Haley and her friends to stop misleading the people of South Carolina:

Tell them we expect better. Tell them we want South Carolina’s tax dollars spent here at home, not off in New York or California. And tell them that we want to create 44,000 jobs here to move our great state forward:

We know Nikki Haley is vulnerable. They know it too, and it's clear that they're ready to pull out all the stops to try to rewrite her record as we prepare for the 2014 elections.

We will not let them.

Together we will restore responsibility and accountability to government and move South Carolina forward to a more prosperous future.

Let’s believe again,

- Sheheen for South Carolina

PS: In addition to signing our petition and forwarding it to your friends, please also consider making a secure online contribution of $44 or $440 in recognition of the 44,000 jobs that would be created by expanding health care here in South Carolina to help us fight back!

You can sign Sheheen's petition here:

And you can donate to his campaign here:

Also, check out this awesome ad that the Democratic Governors Association released hitting Haley hard on her corruption:

By the way, Governor Martin O'Malley (D. MD) was in South Carolina back in March to show his support for Sheheen and calling for South Carolinans to vote out Haley in 2014:

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley addresses members of the Maryland House of Delegates on the first day of the 2013 legislative session in Annapolis, Md., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. Standing behind O'Malley is House Speaker Michael Busch. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
O’Malley criticized Haley as an ideologue and said the time had come for her to be replaced by Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D – Kershaw). Though Sheheen has not officially announced his intention to seek a rematch of the 2010 race with Haley, he has done little to dispel the notion that his entry is a mere formality.

O’Malley, who is the Finance Chair of the Democratic Governor’s Association, also touted Maryland’s accomplishments. He cited the state’s first-place standing in education and median income as well its top ranking by the Chamber of Commerce for entrepreneurship.

With South Carolina’s standing as an early primary state in the presidential race, O’Malley’s appearance also had undertones of 2016.

But O’Malley did not address such speculation, saying he was appearing in the state to support Democrats such as Sheheen and 1st Congressional District candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch. - Greer-Taylors Patch, 3/24/13
Haley is very unpopular and we have a great shot at unseating her, especially with Sheheen as our candidate.  Sheheen came close to beating her in 2010.  I say we make Sheheen the comeback story of 2014.  If you'd like to get involved with Sheheen's campaign, you can do so here:

Originally posted to pdc on Wed May 01, 2013 at 02:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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  •  Tip Jar (8+ / 0-)

    Funny Stuff at

    by poopdogcomedy on Wed May 01, 2013 at 02:00:12 PM PDT

  •  I only live 20 minutes from S.C. (1+ / 0-)
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    I might just have to slip across the border and do a little campaign work for Vince in the coming months.

    Great diary! Tipped and Recced!

    Guns are never the principle in the commission of a crime, but they are usually an accomplice

    by MadGeorgiaDem on Wed May 01, 2013 at 05:37:01 PM PDT

  •  Great coverage! (2+ / 0-)
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    Linda1961, MadGeorgiaDem

    It appears South Carolina is getting quite a bit of attention in the Elizabeth Colbert-Busch/Mark Sanford special election race.  Now Nikki Haley is vulnerable for re-election?

  •  Excellent diary, PDC! (1+ / 0-)
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    The Haley ad with all the lies was all over cable tonight in South Carolina. What a lying sack of ----! The ad does give some credence to Joan McCarter's diary of earlier today about Democrats needing to make sure that ObamaCare gets fair airplay and support. The ad was totally about ObamaCare. Once people realize that ObamaCare works for them, and they get their pre-existing conditions covered and perhaps a rebate in the mail from their insurance company ....

    Sheheen would be great for the state, and the way Haley is tanking down here, he's got a good shot. My next project will be to support his bid.

    I would tip you, but the man took away my tips.

    by Tortmaster on Wed May 01, 2013 at 10:13:12 PM PDT

  •  I'd tip this diary as well as rec it, (0+ / 0-)

    but I can't seem to lately. This is how to get Democrats energised, and it seems that Sen. Shaheen knows it.

    I would like to hope that, as the campaign wears on, he takes some economic-populist ideas (they seem to have played out well historically in the South) and uses them to differentiate himself from Nikki Haley on policy substance, not just style.

    "Violence never requires translation, but it often causes deafness." - Bareesh the Hutt.

    by Australian2 on Thu May 02, 2013 at 05:51:36 AM PDT

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