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Dueling websites highlight heated 2014 gubernatorial race

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

An increasingly heated political climate surrounds next year's gubernatorial election. State Republicans and Democrats have both launched new websites using the names of their competitors to try to discredit them before voters get to the polls.

The election may be more than a year away, but South Carolina Republicans are hoping to get ahead of the competition. This morning they launched a website aimed at discrediting Gov. Nikki Haley's chief Democratic challenger, state Sen. Vincent Sheheen.

The new website, VinceSheheen.com, alleges Sheheen represents a threat to the economic stability of South Carolina.

But leaders with the Democratic Party, who launched their own website at NikkiHaleyFacts.com were quick to point out what they call the failures of Haley's administration.

"There are 300,000 people without insurance coverage in this state who could be covered right now if Nikki Haley had done her job," said state Sen. Brad Hutto. "Those people are not not getting health care, they're getting health care in emergency rooms and all tax payers are paying for it."

"According to the Department of Insurance, health premiums will increase by up to 20 percent. Now families across the state in the Obama economy have already had their paychecks shrunken," said Republican Matt Moore.

Sen. Sheheen does have his own website, that's VincentSheheen.com, and there you can find his stance on issues like health care and education. Haley also has her own page at NikkiHaley.com.

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