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Sheheen loses second try at governors mansion
Says accomplishments are not a defeat
State Sen. Vincent Sheheen (second from left) delivers his concession speech to supporters in Columbia on Tuesday night. Incumbent Republican Gov. Nikki Haley defeated Sheheen, 56 percent to 41 percent to win reelection. With Sheheen at the podium are (from left) S.C. Democratic Party Chairman Jamie Harrison; U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn (behind Sheheen); Sheheens father, Fred; and State Sen. Joel Lourie, a Richland County Democrat who also represents a portion of Kershaw County. - photo by Tenell Felder
State Sen. Vincent Sheheen indicated he might not seek another run for governor four years from now during a concession speech congratulating Gov. Nikki Haley on her reelection Tuesday night. Sheheen, a Democrat, lost to Haley, a Republican, by a far wider margin that he did four years ago when he lost by just a little more than 4 percent.