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Sheheen camp thinks it can avoid run-off

Jun 8, 2010 7:52:00 PM - thestate.com
It is an obviously biased opinion, but former House Speaker Bob Sheheen gives his nephew, Vincent, "a better than 50 percent chance" of finishing first among Democrats in the race for governor tonight, without the need for a run-off.

Sheheen is battling S.C. schools superintendent Jim Rex and Charleston Sen. Robert Ford for the Democratic nomination for governor. Sheheen, who has led in recent polling, would have to get more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a run-off.

"Statewide, everything we could have hoped for this week has happened," said the older Sheheen, who served as Speaker of the S.C. House of Representatives from 1986 to 1994.

That would include a string of political and media endorsements, and the positive tenor of the younger Sheheen's campaign, said Bob Sheheen.

"Then, all the stuff that's happened on the other (GOP) side," has further helped make the case for electing the Camden senator to the state's highest office, Bob Sheheen said.

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