Voters to decide whether Haley gets 2nd term

Voters to decide whether Haley gets 2nd term

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - Polls have opened in South Carolina for the 2014 election.

Republican Gov. Nikki Haley hopes voters will award her a second term, while Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen is trying to pull off an upset.

The rematch between the two is expected to be the biggest draw for voters in a campaign season that's seen few surprises.

Tuesday's ballot also features 10 other statewide offices, including U.S. Senate; congressional and state House races; two constitutional questions; and a host of local elections.

Haley beat Sheheen by 4.5 percentage points in 2010. The 42-year-old daughter of Indian immigrants made history as South Carolina's first female and first minority governor.

Tuesday represents South Carolina's last race for lieutenant governor. Gubernatorial nominees will select their running mate starting in 2018.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.