Haley, Sheheen raise $1.2M in last quarter

Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D-SC)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Republican Gov. Nikki Haley and Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen raised a combined $1.2 million in the last quarter toward their expected rematch.

Campaign filings for the quarter ending June 30 show that donors gave $619,218 to Haley and $611,314 to Sheheen.

Sheheen says it's a strong showing for just over two months of fundraising, while Haley's adviser notes she still has $1.9 million more in the bank than Sheheen does.

Sheheen has $571,000 cash available, while Haley has $2.4 million.

A 2014 rematch between Sheheen and Haley has long been expected. Haley hasn't officially announced if she's running for re-election. Sheheen announced his candidacy April 10.

More than half of Sheheen's collections came in amounts of $100 or less, and more than 90 percent came from South Carolinians.