Gov. Nikki Haley has a primary challenger.
Former S.C. Rep. Tom Ervin, a Greenville attorney and radio station owner who was once a Democrat, filed Saturday to run for the Republican nomination against the first-term governor from Lexington.
“This is out of nowhere,” S.C. GOP political consultant Chip Felkel said.
With filing ending at noon Sunday, Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen does not have a primary opponent. Libertarian Steve French has filed, and the newly formed American Party also is expected to field a candidate.
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Read why Ervin is running and more about his background.