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MORNING BUZZ: Haley raises campaign record, SC Welcome Centers to get makeover

07/11/2014 7:24 AM

07/11/2014 7:37 AM

• Republican Gov. Nikki Haley continues to hold a large fundraising lead over Democratic gubernatorial challenger Vincent Sheheen, doubling his contributions during the past three months and nearly tripling what he has in the bank.
• The state’s nine aging welcome centers soon will have a new look after the state budget transferred control of the centers to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism from the Department of Transportation on July 1.
• Tom Ervin, a Republican running as a petition candidate for governor earned nearly as much in 2013 as Republican Gov. Nikki Haley and Democratic challenger Vincent Sheheen combined, $617,598.


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