Sheheen, Ervin questioning Gov. Haley about Social Security breach

Sheheen, Ervin questioning Gov. Haley about Social Security breach

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The millions of social security numbers hacked in our state two years ago is a big topic in the race for governor.

Wednesday, Democratic candidate Vincent Sheheen made a stop in North Charleston throwing jabs at Governor Nikki Haley.

He's boasting a new endorsement, but is still trailing in the polls.

Sheheen said, "We're flying around the state today accepting the endorsement of the independent candidate Judge Ervin."

Sheheen and his former opponent, Tom Ervin didn't waste any time going after Governor Nikki Haley.

"This week is the two year anniversary since she said that no one would be held responsible for the hacking scandal at her department of revenue which cost this state millions of dollars to cover up her mistake," said Sheheen.

The Senator demanded answers during his visit to North Charleston.

Sheheen said, "I'm calling on her again to release the report on what happened in the hacking scandal in her Department of Revenue so we finally know the truth about the incompetence in her office."

Chaney Adams, the Governor's spokesmen pushed back with this statement.

As Election Day draws near, Vince Sheheen gets more and more desperate. While Vince never paid any attention to cyber security in his long political career before our state was attacked, Governor Haley did what SLED and the FBI said was exactly the right thing to do."

Former Independent candidate Tom Ervin says he decided Tuesday morning to suspend his campaign in support of Sheheen.

He says his placement in early polls didn't really play into his decision.

Ervin said, "We felt that we had substantial support, and we didn't see a clear path to victory."

The two men are hoping this new partnership will help push Sheheen over the top on Election Day.

Sheheen said, "This race is very close, the polls have been all over the place. Some have been very close and some not. I think everybody knows at the end of the day this race will be decided by one or two points."

Wednesday Sheheen and Ervin also flew to Myrtle Beach, Rock Hill and Columbia.

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