Gubernatorial candidate Tom Ervin, who has labeled himself an independent Republican, has added a senior adviser who worked for California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and a spokesman who has worked for the S.C. Republican Party, according to a story posted on The State's website.

Senior adviser Matt David is a partner at Outland Creative Works in Los Angeles, the story said. David was Schwarzenegger's deputy chief of staff and communications director. Ervin's new campaign spokesman Christian Hertenstein was a communications director for the S.C. Republican Party before working for Old Florida National Bank.

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