Sanford's ReformSC launching recorded voting ads

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A group set up to push Gov. Mark Sanford's agenda is backing state Rep. Nikki Haley's efforts to get more recorded votes in the Legislature.

ReformSC will begin airing ads around the state Monday calling for legislators to pass Haley's bill.

The ads come at a crucial time for the legislation and Haley.

Senators last week refused to move the bill forward.

ReformSC chairman Pat McKinney said the bill deserves to reach the Senate floor for debate and a vote. He won't say how much is being spent on the ad.

Haley is running for governor in the June 8 primary and at the end of March had $530,000 to bring out voter support. ReformSC spending will raise her profile on an issue she regularly talks about during debates and on the campaign trail.

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