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  S.C. Runoff Forces Spin Control
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News DateFriday, June 18, 2004 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionIn a campaign ad, Senate candidate David Beasley says he learned a lot after he lost his job as South Carolina governor.

Beasley met his downfall after changing his position on the Confederate flag and state-run lottery and admitting that he made exaggerated statements, including far-fetched claims to high school students about his time in the 100-yard dash.

The Republican is now attempting a political comeback by running for the seat held by retiring Democratic Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, but he finds himself on the defensive again after gaffes on the campaign trail this week.

"The pattern of behavior and exaggeration and flip-flops are the issues to me," his opponent, three-term Rep. Jim DeMint, said Thursday. "The ability to trust what we say as candidates is pretty important."
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