November SC governor race begins as primary ends

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Republicans are calling for their primary losers to fall in line behind the GOP's nominees.

Wednesday's unity breakfast marks the beginning of the general election race for governor and other offices.

It's unclear how soon the Republican candidates for the state's highest office will unite. Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer finished last in the June 8 GOP primary and said Tuesday he has no plans to back state Rep. Nikki Haley after she won the runoff.

Haley will take on Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen in the general election.

Sheheen scheduled news conferences Wednesday as he begins to draw distinctions between himself and Haley.

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