There is no doubt Haley wont he week. A final debate in which she made no unforced errors, soaring poll numbers and a fundraising haul leaving her with over $1 million to spend by Election Day all factor into her stellar week. She's looking to beat her 2010 margin of victory against liberal Sen. Vince Sheheen (D-Camden) and she's well on her way.
Loser: Sen. Vince Sheheen
Not only did Sheheen call Gov. Nikki Haley a "whore" in a stump speech this week, his campaign is showing signs of complete melt-down. Sheheen has scaled back his media purchases as his cash on hand dwindles and donors lack confidence in his staying power. With a 20-point gap between him and Haley, Sheheen's candidacy is on life support.
Winner: Sec. of State Mark Hammond
While most down-ballot races for statewide constitutional officers traditionally receive little attention, Hammond has managed to make waves this week after he slapped a charitable organization with a $1 million fine for illegal financial solicitation practices involving Palmetto State donors. Hammond faces liberal democrat Ginny Deerin in November.
Loser: Thomas Ravenel
Lowcountry playboy and independent U.S. Senate candidate Thomas Ravenel was accused of assault by a Charleston woman. The woman claims the incident occurred at Ravenel's home, while Ravenel denies the episode ended with any physical contact. Ravenel is no stranger to such antics and has tanked his own U.S. Senate campaign with self-inflicted wounds.