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SC GOP gov hopefuls: job hunting overhaul needed

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The four Republicans wanting to replace GOP Gov. Mark Sanford agree on two things: The economic development agency he ran needs an overhaul and the state needs more tax breaks to help business.

U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett, Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, state Rep. Nikki Haley and Attorney General Henry McMaster all find a shortcoming in Sanford's two terms that they say they'll fix by being constant recruiters of industry and jobs for the state.

Sanford's Commerce Department has a respectable record for generating jobs. But he was criticized for disparaging the state's economic incentive program and for record-breaking unemployment of more than 12 percent.

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