Vincent Sheheen Speaks at Fundraiser in Beaufort

By Wendy Pollitzer

Rep. Kenneth Hodges, Laura Trask, John Trask III, Sheheen and Mayor Sam Murray

Pat Conroy and Vincent Sheheen

Local supporters of Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Vincent Sheheen, hosted a fundraiser for the candidate on Tuesday, Aug. 31 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at the home of Harriet Keyserling.

As he spoke to the large crowd, Sheheen focused his address on moving South Carolina forward. “Division does not move us forward, and quite frankly, I’m tired of this State moving backwards,” exclaimed Sheheen.

“I believe that hard work really matters, and I’m committed to bringing hard work back to the Governor’s Mansion,” said Sheheen.

Sheheen spoke these words after recognizing two people in the crowd who served South Carolina’s constituents. “Brantley Harvey (former Lieutenant Governor) and Harriet Keyserling (former South Carolina State Representative) are two figures that represented SC in a time when the people worked together, when we respected our leaders. We can be that way again.”

Sheheen is currently in his second term as a Democratic member of the South Carolina Senate, representing the 27th District of Chesterfield, Kershaw, and Lancaster counties. A native of Camden, where his family has lived for well over a century, he served as a city prosecutor and a state representative prior to his election to the Senate in 2004.

Sheheen will face Republican nominee Nikki Haley in the general election on Nov. 2. The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the Conservation Voters of South Carolina have both announced their support for his candidacy.

Jeff Evans and Terry Bergeron

Harriet Keyserling and Jane Frederick

Peg and Ernie Schlichtemeier

Rick Toomey and Dr. Linda Hawes with Sheheen

Vincent Sheheen and Colden Battey

John and Vicki Verity

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