CHARLOTTE — When U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., introduced state Sen. Vincent Sheheen at a party here Monday evening, he alluded that Sheheen could be South Carolina’s next governor.

And when the Camden Democrat talks to his party’s faithful here, which he already has done a few times, he talks less about his Senate district or the Legislature than he does about the state as a whole.

Sheheen came close to winning the 2010 South Carolina governor’s race two years ago -- he lost to Republican Nikki Haley by a 51-47 margin.

The closeness of that race marked a silver lining for a state Democratic party that has experienced little success statewide, and all signs point to Sheheen’s seeking a rematch in two years.

Read more in tomorrow’s editions of The Post and Courier.