Mullins McLeod Leaves Governor's Race

2:37 PM, Feb 19, 2010   |    comments
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Charleston lawyer Mullins McLeod has left the Democratic race for South Carolina governor and immediately endorsed state Sen. Vincent Sheheen of Camden.

McLeod said Friday he's leaving the race because his agenda and Sheheen's are so similar that their race would become divisive for Democrats.

Sheheen called McLeod an important conscience in the race and the best speaker on the stump. Four Democrats remain in the primary race.

McLeod says he hasn't decided what to do with money remaining in his campaign account. He joked that he thought about using it to go to Argentina.

That's a dig at Republican Gov. Mark Sanford who leaves office after two terms in January after confessing an affair with a woman in Argentina in June.

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