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March 31, 2014

Pro-Haley Republican Governors Association hits Sheheen with another TV ad

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The Republican Governors Association and ally to Gov. Nikki Haley released another ad Monday attacking state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, her Democratic opponent, for his support for the Affordable Care Act.

A Camden attorney, Sheheen is the only Democrat running for governor in November's general election. Sheheen also ran in 2010, losing to Haley by 4.5 percentage points.

The 30-second television ad features Powdersville resident and mother-of-two Mary Hagan, who said her son is autistic and her husband was recently diagnosed with coronary artery disease.

Hagan said her family's health insurance premiums have increase 30 percent as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

"We have to have health insurance," Hagan said. "It makes it hard. It’s not been affordable at all. I don’t trust ObamaCare for my family, and I don’t trust Vincent Sheheen for supporting it."

Watch the ad here:

(Can't see the link? Click here . The ad is the third the RGA has paid for in the S.C. governor's race.

Republican Tom Ervin has filed to run against Haley in June's GOP primary. Libertarian Steve French and United Citizens candidate Morgan Bruce Reeves also have filed to run for the seat.

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