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Once-gentlemanly AG race headed for Supreme Court

Jun 21, 2010 1:04:00 PM - thestate.com
A day before Tuesday’s primary runoff, a surprise issue in the Republican state attorney general’s race is now suddenly headed to the S.C. Supreme Court — whether a negative television and Internet ad attacking Alan Wilson can continue to be aired.

The hearing is at 4:30 p.m. today in the S.C. Supreme Court courtroom in downtown Columbia.

A lawyer for attorney general candidate Alan Wilson will ask the high court to ban a negative but apparently factual ad from running on television and on the Internet in the campaign’s final hours. He will be opposed by a lawyer for an anonymous group that calls itself the South Carolina Truth Squad, which funded production of the ad.

The campaign of Wilson’s opponent, Leighton Lord, has denied it has anything to do with the ad or the Truth Squad.

Up to now, the race between Alan Wilson and Leighton Lord has been so cordial that an article in today’s Washington Post about the race focused on the two men’s families and their contrasting personal dynamics.

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