The Buzz

April 24, 2014

State GOP tells Tom Ervin to stop calling himself a Republican

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A blog from The State's political team of Cassie Cope, Jamie Self and Andy Shain. Email tips to

The S.C. Republican Party is asking Tom Ervin, who withdrew from the GOP primary for governor to run as a petition candidate, to stop calling himself a Republican in campaign ads.

Ervin of Greenville had filed to run as a Republican in June’s primary against Gov. Nikki Haley. But he later withdrew and announced that he would run as a petition candidate instead, giving himself more time to share his message.

S.C. GOP Chairman Matt Moore called a news conference Thursday morning to announce the letter, asking Ervin to “cease and desist” from calling himself a Republican in his campaign ads for his petition candidacy for governor.

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