3rd party gov candidate wants to be in debate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A third-party South Carolina gubernatorial candidate is complaining about being left out of two debates.

Republican Nikki Haley and Democrat Vincent Sheheen will debate next month on SC ETV and at Francis Marion University. ETV policy for debate invitations includes a candidate having at least 10 percent support on an accepted poll.

Morgan Reeves, candidate for the Green and United Citizens parties, claims he’s a victim of discrimination because he is black.

Speaking Wednesday with Reeves was former state legislator Tee Ferguson, who was convicted 20 years ago of bribery and drug charges. Ferguson says black neighborhoods need military-style public schools, and integration didn’t work.

Reeves says he supports Ferguson’s idea.

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