SC Democrats take gibes at GOP during debate

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - The three Democrats vying to become governor of South Carolina have finished months of debates leading up to next week's primary with a discussion of state finances and with some gibes at the Republicans.

State Education Superintendent Jim Rex and state Sens. Robert Ford and Vincent Sheheen met Thursday evening in their final debate at Coastal Carolina University.

Sheheen said after months of debating, the Democrats have shown voters what it's like to run a positive race on the issues. Rex agreed, saying there is no "R-rated" campaign on the Democratic side.

The Republican campaign has become embroiled with accusations of sexual impropriety against candidate Nikki Haley, who is vying to become the state's first female governor.

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