Sheheen Wins Democratic Primary For SC Governor

State Sen. Vincent Sheheen has won the Democratic nomination for South Carolina governor. Sheheen picked up a majority of the votes Tuesday to avoid a runoff with either state Education Superintendent Jim Rex or state Sen. Robert Ford. Sheheen is a Camden lawyer who pushed for a cigarette tax increase this year and wants to streamline government. He picked up a number of endorsements from established Democrats, including Jim Hodges, the party's last governor. Sheheen also wants to create a centralized strategy to bring jobs to the state and plans to provide aid to entrepreneurs. Sheheen will face one of four Republicans in November's election. South Carolina last elected a Democratic governor in 1998.