Two-time Democratic Nominee for Governor, State Sen, Vincent Sheheen Endorses Eric Graben

Friday, April 13th, 2018

State Senator Vincent Sheheen, the Democratic Nominee for Governor in 2014 and 2010, has endorsed Eric Graben as the Democratic candidate for Congress in South Carolina’s 4th district.  Sheheen has been a leading advocate in the State Senate for common sense solutions to the state’s most challenging issues.

“During both of my statewide campaigns and in the time since, I have watched Eric work so hard to build the Democratic party and promote real solutions to make our state stronger,” Sheheen said in offering the endorsement.  “He will be a member of Congress everyone will be proud of – no matter if you’re a Democrat, Independent or Republican.  It’s time we start sending more people like Eric Graben to Congress who knows how to bring people together and get things done.”

Graben, in accepting the endorsement, praised Senator Sheheen’s work for South Carolina and the upstate region.  “I was proud to work hard to support Senator Sheheen in both of his runs for Governor, and I am truly honored to receive his support in my campaign for Congress.  Sen. Sheheen has always stood for what is right, and has worked hard to give Democrats in our state a Democratic nominee we can be proud of.  He is respected by his Republican colleagues and works across the aisle to get South Carolina’s business done, from increasing funding for our roads and bridges, to improving our public education to removing the Confederate Battle Flag from the statehouse grounds which divided our people and drove away business.  I look forward to continuing to work hard to receive the support of voters in the 4th district.”

Graben’s announcement builds on his campaign’s momentum.  Just last week, he announced that numerous current and former elected officials from the district had endorsed his campaign, the first such announcement from any Democrat in the race.  Yesterday, he announced he has raised more than $55,000 in the race, notably in just the last two weeks of the 1st quarter.