COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Democrats have begun countering ads that the Republican Governor's Association has aired for weeks criticizing Vincent Sheheen in the race for governor.
Democrats began airing ads statewide Tuesday that are a largely a remake of ads Sheheen's own campaign has aired for weeks criticizing Republican Nikki Haley.
State Democratic Party executive director Jay Parmley says the party will spend at least $100,000 for the ads.
Parmley says they are issue ads rather than campaign ads because they don't ask people to vote for Sheheen and instead encourage people to call Haley.
State Republican Party executive director Joel Sawyer says the GOP is considering airing its own ads on the race.