The first SC Gov GOP Debate: And the winner is….
Nikki Haley, with 44%! Henry McMaster was the runner up with 23%, and he is our AG. Lt. Gov Bauer [aka Speed Racer] managed third place with 18%. Nikki still suffers from a lack of name recognition, however she is a strong, fiscal and social conservative that wishes to continue [current] Gov Sanford’s key policies (Corporate Tax Reform, transparency in government, smaller government) but distances | 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 »
My entry in the Nikki Haley video contest
Nikki Haley is running a video contest to tell “Why do you support Nikki?” Now to be honest, I do have a head start, given I’m sitting on so much footage of her. So I took a whirl at it, and came up with this. Why Nikki? from David Thompson on Vimeo.
Redstate Gathering Video – Nikki Haley
All I can say about Nikki Haley is WOW. The story of her rise in politics, and her willingness to take on the Republican establishment in South Carolina is compelling. She capped off the presentations in Atlanta, like the cherry on top of the cake. She is running for Governor of South Carolina next year. Regardless of the success of her campaign, she is clearly | Read More »
RedState Gathering – Nikki Haley (R Cand, SC-GOV) interview.
Another quick interview, this time with Nikki Haley. She’s another candidate that I’ve been following, and I’m very pleased that she was able to attend the Gathering. As mentioned earlier, footage of her actual comments and question-and-answer session will be made available later. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Now that we’ve met in Atlanta, we must mobilize.
This weekend, 200 RedStaters gathered together in Atlanta to hear from real conservative leaders and candidates. We were specific in our invitations — we wanted conservatives, not just Republicans. The message was phenomenal. The time shared was outstanding. But now we have work to do. We cannot return to our former ways. We must commit to continuous activity on behalf of these outstanding men and | Read More »
Libertarians and Conservatives should rally around Nikki Haley
I’ve meant, for a while, to comment on Stephen Gordon’s post from back in May about the GOP needing libertarians more than libertarians needs the GOP. I think he has some merit to his argument, but I would say that libertarians and conservatives both need the GOP and need each other. They are not always going to agree. There will be fights over the drug | Read More »
An Amazing Time
As you can tell, we’ve been away and busy at the RedState Gathering. Liz Cheney spoke. She was amazing. “America needs a commander in chief,” she said, ” not a global community organizer.” Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Nikki Haley, Michael Williams, Ken Cuccinelli, Karen Handel, Tom Price, Pat Toomey, Roy Blunt, Jim DeMint, and Rick Perry all joined us in person or via video. It | Read More »
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, Karen Handel
, Ken Cuccinelli
, liz cheney
, Marco Rubio
, Michael Williams
, nikki haley
, pat toomey
, rick perry
, Roy Blunt
, Ted Cruz
, Tom Price
Nikki Haley (R Candidate, SC Gov) and the RS Gathering.
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 | Read More »
State Rep. Nikki Randhawa Haley announces for SC-Gov.
[Note: Google hasn't caught up yet. Her official campaign website is here.] It’s official: Haley Officially Enters South Carolina Governor’s Race State Rep. Nikki Haley is adding her name to the list of Republicans hoping to become governor of South Carolina in 2010. Haley, a staunch anti-tax advocate, confirmed Thursday that she will mount a run for the seat currently held by Republican Mark Sanford, | Read More »