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Ervin withdraws from primary; Haley runs unopposed

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The former circuit court judge from Greenville who filed to run against Gov. Nikki Haley for the Republican nomination withdrew from the primary and will seek the governor's office via a petition candidacy.

Tom Ervin withdrew and asked for his name to be removed from the ballot on Friday, leaving Gov. Nikki Haley unopposed as the Republican nominee in the upcoming election.

"Like most South Carolinians, I'm a fiscal and social conservative with an independent streak. I'm running to reform state government and to restore executive competence, honesty and accountability - especially as it relates to protecting our most vulnerable children in harm's way," Ervin said in a release about the decision. 

Ervin is a Greenville native, who was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives from House District 7 in Anderson County in 1979 and went on to become Resident Circuit Court Judge for the Tenth Judicial Circuit where he served for 14 years.

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