Sanford-connected group airs ads in SC gov's race

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A group formed to help push Gov. Mark Sanford's government restructuring agenda plans television ads in the last month before primaries in the South Carolina governor's race.

The State of Columbia reported Saturday that ReformSC has bought $400,000 worth of air time on TV stations across the state. The group said the ads will spotlight a House bill that would require lawmakers to publicly record their votes on legislation.

The push for roll-call votes has been a central issue for Republican gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley.

All 3 of ReformSC's board members have given Haley the maximum $3,500 campaign contribution and Sanford encouraged Haley to run for governor.

Haley's campaign told the newspaper it was unaware of the ad buys.

Information from: The State,

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