Fact Check: RGA ad slams Sheheen's legal work

The national Republican Governors Association is going after South Carolina Democratic candidate Vincent Sheheen with a new TV ad that criticizes his work as a lawyer.

The ad says, “It’s a fact. Trial lawyer Vincent Sheheen made money off criminals. Got a sex offender out of jail time. Defended a child abuser. And represented others charged with violent acts. ‘Threatening to kill.’ ‘Punched in the face.’ Sheheen defended violent criminals who abused women and went to work setting them free. So next time Sheheen says he’ll protect women from violent criminals, ask him: What about the ones who paid him?

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