Vincent Sheheen’s work as lawyer scrutinized as he courts women voters

Posted by ANDREW SHAIN on March 30, 2014 

State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, the expected Democratic S.C. gubernatiorial challenger, speaks to a gathering of women in Columbia this month.

ASHAIN@THESTATE.COM — ANDREW SHAIN

— State Sen. Vincent Sheheen’s recent focus of winning women voters in his gubernatorial campaign includes a pitch about strengthening South Carolina’s criminal domestic violence laws.

“We want to send a strong message to men who are batterers that we’re not going to put up with it,” Sheheen told a small gathering of women supporters in Columbia as part of a statewide tour this month. “We’re coming after them.”

As an attorney, however, the Camden Democrat represented at least three men charged with criminal domestic violence of high and aggravated nature since 2001.

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