Gov. Nikki Haley raises campaign-record $1 million during quarter

ashain@thestate.comJuly 10, 2014 

— Gov. Nikki Haley’s campaign raised $1.045 million during the past three months -- a record haul in her re-election bid.

The campaign’s previous high mark of raised $950,567 was set last summer.

Haley has $4.46 million cash on hand as of June 30, her campaign said. That’s up slightly from $4.27 million after the first three months of the year. She has raised nearly $7 million in the race -- $3 million more than her total contributions from the 2010 campaign.

Democratic gubernatorial challenger Vincent Sheheen, a state senator from Camden, has not released campaign contribution figures, but state party officials expect to send them later in the day. He had $1.72 million on hand as of March 31. His biggest fund-raising quarter was $565,508 last summer.

The pair will face petition candidate Tom Ervin, Libertarian Steve French and United Citizens candidate Morgan Bruce Reeves in November.

S.C. campaign reports for the quarter that ended June 30 are due at midnight Thursday.

"The governor is so grateful for the incredible support she’s gotten from across South Carolina,” Haley campaign spokesman Rob Godfrey said. “The story of Gov. Haley's first term – record, low unemployment, historic education and government reforms, more South Carolinians working than ever before -- is a great one, and we couldn't be more excited to have the resources to tell it.”

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