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Haley voted to cut fund, but she sought money too

Sep 24, 2010 8:28:00 PM - thestate.com
Watch Haley and Sheheen ads at end of story

Republican gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley has attacked Democratic rival Vincent Sheheen for supporting a so-called legislative slush fund that helped pay for local infrastructure projects.

Missing from Haley's latest critical ad is the fact that Haley requested more than $1 million from the grant program for projects of her own, and that it no longer exists.

Haley's complaint that Sheheen "wastes our money on his pet projects" is among the latest round of accusations traded by the campaigns in competing negative ads weeks away from the election.

"It's going to continue to get personal," said political scientist Scott Huffmon of Winthrop University. "South Carolina politics has a long history of demagoguery."

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