The Buzz

April 24, 2014

State GOP tells Tom Ervin to stop calling himself a Republican

The Buzz

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

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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