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Sheheen, Haley campaign spar over small business

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen says while it's OK to attract big corporations to the state, to be truly successful South Carolina needs to make it easier for the small businesses to thrive.

The state senator from Camden made the comments during a campaign stop on Thursday in Charleston, where he visited a local brewery.

He said that over the past four years the state hasn't invested in what helps small business, things like infrastructure and schools.

But Chaney Adams, speaking for Republican Gov. Nikki Haley's campaign, notes the state chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business has endorsed the governor. Adams added that Sheheen is proposing new taxes and fees, and his support of the federal health care law show he's no friend of small business.

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