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Vincent Sheheen Ad Hits Nikki Haley Again On Data Breach

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SECOND TELEVISION SPOT SLAMS “REPUBLICAN” GOVERNOR FOR #SCHACKED SCANDAL

S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen‘s gubernatorial campaign has launched a second television advertisement slamming incumbent “Republican” Nikki Haley for her administration’s #SCHacked debacle.

Guess they’ve found an issue that’s moving public opinion …

Last month, Sheheen’s campaign released “Protect” – a thirty-second television spot featuring a suburban couple lamenting Haley’s botched response to the 2012 theft of 3.8 million Social Security numbers, nearly 400,000 credit and debit card numbers and tax info for as many as 650,000 businesses from the S.C. Department of Revenue (SCDOR).

The governor initially claimed “there wasn’t anything where anyone in state government could have done anything” to stop the breach – and that the Palmetto State used “industry standard” data security methods to protect this sensitive information.  Both of those claims turned out to be completely false.

Sheheen’s latest spot – entitled “Responsibility” – features a small businessman named Dan Cox criticizing Haley’s handling of the breach.

“I think government should run like a business and be accountable,” Cox says in the spot. “Like when criminals hacked into Target and stole millions of credit card numbers, their CEO stepped down.”

Here’s the spot …

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