The IRS is NOT investigating Gov. Nikki Haley (R, SC).
You may remember that a few days ago a minor South Carolinian political blog tossed out the very serious allegation that South Carolina governor Nikki Haley was about to be indicted by the Justice Department for alleged tax fraud involving her parents’ temple*. The keyword? “Imminent.” Well, it turns out that the IRS is not actually investigating either the Governor or the temple (H/T @RBPundit) | Read More »
Libtalker Randy Rhodes spews anti-Indian racism like so many teeth.
You know, I have a problem with the way that somebody ambushed Randi Rhodes and got her to make racist and prejudiced comments about the governors of Louisiana and South Carolina. It’s just… cruel to do that to an alcoholic on a bender; when you have somebody with an existing history of being found face down in the gutter with the recent contents of her | Read More »
Andre Bauer’s unfortunate endorsement of Newt Gingrich. [UPDATE]
[Please note the edit below: the implication in the CNN article was that Bauer's endorsement of Gingrich was welcomed by the campaign, but there's still wiggle room for Team Newt. I've emailed the Gingrich campaign to confirm. - Moe Lane] Team Newt announced today that they [CNN reported today that the Gingrich campaign] had picked up the endorsement of Andre Bauer, who is: a former | Read More »
North Carolinian Nathan Shafer arrested for threatening life of Gov. Nikki Haley (R, SC)…
…but the white guy insists that it’s not a big deal that he publicly posted a promise to murder an Indian-American female governor if nobody else does. “I hope someone murders you before I do,” Shafer said he commented on the post. “How’s that for freedom of speech?” (H/T: Verum Serum) Well… not to editorialize here or anything, but since Nathan Shafer asked: it’s [a] | Read More »
RS Gathering 2011: Nikki Haley.
As always, we try to take the time to talk briefly with some of the candidates and politicians that attend the RedState Gathering. As Governor Halley was so kind as to host us this year, I thought that I’d start with her. Governor Haley has of course been long a friend of the site, and it was a pleasure to have her welcome us to | Read More »
NYT uses bad guesser Jack Bass to attack Nikki Haley.
I will admit that the New York Times largely did not attack South Carolina governor Nikki Haley (R) all that harshly in this article; in fact, they said some things that were actually complimentary (given that the governor is openly going after entrenched Republican interests in SC, that’s probably not a surprise). But they couldn’t quite resist playing silly games by getting local liberal political | Read More »
RedState Interview: Gov. Nikki Haley (R, SC).
We talked this afternoon on South Carolina’s Spending Accountability Act (which was formally signed into law today). To refresh people’s memories: Governor Haley had campaigned in part on a platform of transparency, with a specific focus on the South Carolinian legislature’s ability to vote on funding issues without their votes actually going on the record. The Governor has long been a proponent of reversing this, | Read More »
Nikki Haley’s Inaugural Speech.
Nikki Haley was sworn in today as South Carolina governor, and of all the annoyances that the Left has been trying to inflict upon us for the last few days over their petulant inability to dictate what can and cannot be said, this one grates most: they made me forget that briefly. We at RedState have been waiting for this moment for quite some time, | Read More »
RedState Gathering: Nikki Haley.
These will be filtering out over the next couple of days: the bulk of them may not even be put up until after I can get back home. In the meantime, here’s our quick talk with SC GOV nominee Nikki Haley. Nikki’s site, of course, is here.
Nikki Haley (R CAND, SC-GOV): T-1 and counting.
The runoff elections are tomorrow, so if you like reform and live in South Carolina, get thee hence to the polls. Nikki feels good about the election, but this is no time to stop. Nikki’s site is here. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Somebody’s hitcount must be down again…
…because FITS News is trying to inject himself* back into the narrative again by endorsing Nikki Haley, the woman who he lied about having an affair with. That’s a safe link to Stacy McCain’s site; I’m not inclined to reward exhibitionists. Which is also why I’m not fronting this post. But if I can offer a piece of advice? On a purely technical note, what’s | Read More »
Lots of Primaries today.
According to RCP, we’ve got primaries in California, Iowa, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia. The news has been dominated by California’s, Nevada’s, and of course South Carolina’s – but they’re all important, so if you’re a voter in that state, hie yourselves and any reliable Republican voters within reach to a polling station. You can let the | Read More »
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PPP: SC-GOV Haley/Barrett 43/23.
Eight points away from making a runoff unnecessary. Nikki Haley hasn’t suffered any damage whatsoever after accusations of multiple extramarital affairs and is headed for an easy first place finish in Tuesday’s Republican primary for Governor of South Carolina. Haley has a 20 point lead, getting 43% of the vote. Gresham Barrett looks like the favorite for the second runoff spot. He’s at 23%, followed | Read More »
Did you think that anti-reform in South Carolina has any limits?
If you did, let me break it to you: no, it doesn’t. The video (via Palmetto State Politics) is here: flip ahead to 5:53, where Lt. Governor candidate Larry Richter casually calls into question the combat service of Lt. Governor candidate Bill Connor. Repeatedly. With a smirking sneer and a greasy awareness that he won’t get decked for it. Some points to address there: Bill | Read More »
So, if you’ve been watching the Nikki Haley smear attempts…
…and you are absolutely sick and tired of the way that self-appointed ‘elites’ will stop at nothing in order to keep secure their place at the twin troughs of power and money; if you are appalled that in 2010 – 2010 – a politician from any party would think that his petty privileges are worth smearing the public reputation of not only his constituents, but | Read More »
Nikki Haley guts Andre Bauer on live television.
Get yourself a glass of something nice, first. This is from a candidate forum from earlier in the evening, where Nikki Haley redresses one week’s worth of filthy innuendos in roughly five minutes, at the expense of Lt. Gov Andre Bauer. You should watch the entire thing… See also Hot Air and Ace of Spades. [And here's some useful AmSpec background.] [And check out the | Read More »
DNC accuses Nikki Haley of having affair.
Anonymously, of course. The next Democratic staffer who has the guts to attack a conservative woman to her face will be the first. The DNC, the political wing of a president who launched his campaign decrying slash-and-burn campaign tactics, is highlighting new stories about a sex scandal rocking a GOP primary. [snip] “We don’t see a thing wrong pointing out when a politician of the | Read More »
Rasmussen: Nikki Haley vaults to lead.
The word ‘dramatic’ comes to mind: A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary voters shows Haley earning 30% support. She’s followed by State Attorney General Henry McMaster who picks up 19% and Congressman Gresham Barrett with 17%. Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer captures 12% of the vote. [snip] The new findings mark a dramatic turn of events for Haley who ran fourth in | Read More »
State of the Race: Nikki Haley (R CAND, SC-GOV).
I was able to catch up with RS favorite Nikki Haley today and ask her a few questions about the state of the Governor’s race in South Carolina: The GOP gubernatorial primary on June 8th is more or less expected at this point to go to a runoff for later that month, and the winner of that primary will be heavily favored to win the | Read More »
First GOP primary debate for SC-GOV scheduled 09/22.
This is of note for two reasons: Republicans in Laurens and Newberry counties will host the state’s first gubernatorial debate for the 2010 GOP nomination. The debate will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Newberry Opera House. Expected to attend are all the announced and likely Republican candidates to replace term-limited Gov. Mark Sanford. They are 3rd Congressional District Rep. Gresham Barrett, | Read More »