You may remember South Carolina gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley from a previous interview that she did with RedState; she’s recently been profiled in Politico as one of the GOP’s potential stars of the 2010 election cycle…
The daughter of two immigrants, Haley knocked off South Carolina’s then-longest-serving incumbent to become the first Indian-American Republican elected to a state Legislature. After that upset victory, she again caught the attention of the state’s political establishment last summer by successfully moving to limit voice votes and force state lawmakers to vote on the record, an unpopular move with many of her state House colleagues.
Her socially and fiscally conservative credentials are burnished with strong ratings from the National Rifle Association and the state chapter of the Club for Growth and by her role earlier this year as one of Sanford’s lone legislative allies in trying to reject some federal stimulus funds.
…and you can also listen to a recent radio interview that Nikki did here on the topics of South Carolina politics, the need for fiscal conservatism, and – unsurprisingly, alas – Governor Sanford.
If either the article or the interview leaves you interested in hearing more: I am pleased to be able to tell you that she’ll be coming to the RS Gathering. I’ll let Erick give the full details, but for right now suffice it to say that she’ll be accessible to attendees.
Hope to see you all there!