Tom Ervin, a former state lawmaker and judge running as a petition candidate for governor, released a new statewide television advertisement Monday touting his economic plan.
The Greenville attorney who pulled out of the GOP primary to have more time to campaign says he wants to eliminate the state personal income tax and raise the minimum wage while adding small-business tax credits.
"Raise your hand if you think our economy is where it should be? Now, raise it if you think it's getting better?" Ervin says in his second TV campaign ad. "Don't see a lot of hands."
The campaign did not release details about the amount of the ad buy.
Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, who is using South Carolina's improving economy as a platform in her bid for a second term, also wants to eliminate the state income tax.
Ervin and Haley face Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, Libertarian Steve French and United Citizens Party candidate Morgan Bruce Reeves in November.
See Ervin's new ad here.