The Democratic Governor's Association isn't taking a side on Democratic South Carolina gubernatorial candidate state Sen. Vincent Sheheen's support for the state's same-sex marriage ban.
In an interview with The State newspaper DGA spokesman Danny Kanner was asked whether Sheheen's opposition to gay marriage would be a problem for the DGA, since Democrats have nationally embraced same-sex marriage and other protections for LGBT individuals.
"This is Vincent Sheheen's race and we support candidates who share the policy priorities and values of their state as that candidate best sees those carried out," Kanner told the newspaper in response. "That's his view. The DGA does not have a view on that issue. Our view is we need to elect more Democratic governors. And we believe Vincent Sheheen can win."
In a follow-up email to TPM, Kanner said, "The mission of the DGA is to elect more Democratic governors, not to dictate policy positions to candidates. We do not have litmus tests."
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