The first thing I saw on this topic was that Dick Harpootlian was apoplectic about it:
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Well, Dick gets worked up.
For my part, I’m glad Vincent Sheheen isn’t getting any real help from the national party. Who the governor of South Carolina is is no business of the national Democratic Party. Or, for that matter, of all those national donors Nikki Haley keeps leaving the state to court.
All of those people should stay out of our business.
Anyway, it doesn’t sound like Vincent’s hurting. Today he touted having raised $3.5 million:
Camden, SC–Today, the Vincent Sheheen for Governor campaign will file its pre-election campaign finance report with contributions totaling over $1.8 million for the period. Ninety-four percent of the contributions came from South Carolina. The Sheheen campaign has raised a total of over $3.5 million in the race for governor.
Maybe that’s not enough to pay for the kind of inside-the-Beltway partisan campaign that Nikki’s running (going on about Obamacare and immigration in Arizona, rather than about South Carolina), but that, too, is a good thing.