Rex had $113K for gov bid at end of quarter

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - South Carolina Education Superintendent Jim Rex is facing some tough math in his bid for governor in the Democratic primary in June.

Rex reported Thursday he finished the first quarter with $113,000 on hand after raising $121,000 between January and March. Rex also borrowed $42,000 and put $21,000 of his own money into the race.

The $113,000 would pay for less than one week's worth of ads on statewide television.

State Sen. Vincent Sheheen of Camden leads the Democratic candidate money race. He raised $244,000 and had $800,000 on hand for the primary. State Sen. Robert Ford of Charleston raised nearly $32,000 in the quarter and has nearly $53,000 on hand. Ford has borrowed $25,000 for the race.

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