Governor's race profile: Vincent Sheheen
Vincent Sheheen says, half joking, that he is not the first face his supporters want to see on the campaign trail.
“They’d rather see my dad, or Anthony or Amy,” said the Democratic state senator from Camden, referring to his father Fred, his youngest son and wife, in a recent interview with The State about his bid to unseat Republican Gov. Nikki Haley in November.
“Maybe it’s not a joke. Maybe it’s real.”
Self-deprecating humility is textbook Sheheen, the 14-year legislator’s Democratic and Republican allies say.
With that quality, Sheheen has become a go-to guy for smart policy insights or a capable bridge across party lines for building support for legislation, House and Senate colleagues say.
On the trail
The schedule for the special election for the House seat once held by House Speaker Bobby Harrell, R-Charleston. was unveiled Friday in a order by the S.C. Election Commission. The winner of the special GOP primary faces Democrat Mary Tinkler and Green Party candidate Sue Edwards in the special election:
• Tuesday -- Filing for the Republican primary (lasts one week)
• Nov. 25 -- Republican primary (two days before Thanksgiving)
• Dec. 9 -- Republican runoff or special general election, if no runoff is needed
• Dec. 23 -- Special general election, if a runoff is needed (two days before Christmas)
Off to the races
Republican Jenny Sanford talks about 'Mark' in web video for Democrat
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham: Remark about helping white men was joke
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal rally GOP troops
In final days of campaign, Democratic governor nominee Vincent Sheheen says he’ll push for Medicaid, roads
U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn spreads his campaign wealth to push ‘progressive’ agenda
Lieutenant governor hopeful Bakari Sellers appeals to history in making pitch for votes in appearance with his father
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