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      Haley, Sheheen raise $1.2M in last quarter

      Republican Gov. Nikki Haley and Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen raised a combined $1.2 million in the last quarter toward their expected rematch.


      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Republican Gov. Nikki Haley and Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen raised a combined $1.2 million in the last quarter toward their expected rematch.


      Campaign filings for the quarter ending June 30 show that donors gave $619,218 to Haley and $611,314 to Sheheen.


      Sheheen says it's a strong showing for just over two months of fundraising, while Haley's adviser notes she still has $1.9 million more in the bank than Sheheen does.


      Sheheen has $571,000 cash available, while Haley has $2.4 million.


      A 2014 rematch between Sheheen and Haley has long been expected. Haley hasn't officially announced if she's running for re-election. Sheheen announced his candidacy April 10.


      More than half of Sheheen's collections came in amounts of $100 or less, and more than 90 percent came from South Carolinians.

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