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South Carolina's GOP Gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley denies affair with political blogger
Miami Herald ^ | 05/24/2010 | John O' Connor

Posted on 05/24/2010 12:40:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

A political blogger is claiming he had a "inappropriate physical relationship" with South Carolina Republican gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley.

Haley has "categorically" denied the accusation by Will Folks, a former spokesman for Gov. Mark Sanford who now blogs and has done paid public relations work for politicians – including Haley.

"Several years ago, prior to my marriage, I had an inappropriate physical relationship with Nikki," Folks wrote on his site, FITSnews.com. "It is what it is, and aside from the Haley family – Michael, Nikki, Rena and Nalin – I feel no need to apologize or explain myself to anyone. People are human. We make mistakes."

In a statement, Haley denied an improper relationship.

“I have been 100 percent faithful to my husband throughout our 13 years of marriage,” Haley said in a statement sent via her campaign this morning. “This claim against me is categorically and totally false.

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: affair; jenerette; nikkihaley; southcarolina
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1 posted on 05/24/2010 12:40:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

If it is false, sue him.


2 posted on 05/24/2010 12:41:38 PM PDT by silverleaf
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To: SeekAndFind

False or true why would some piece of crap person do this and then post a public blog about it? What an all around low life.


3 posted on 05/24/2010 12:44:20 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: SeekAndFind

“I have been 100 percent faithful to my husband throughout our 13 years of marriage,” Haley said in a statement sent via her campaign this morning. “This claim against me is categorically and totally false.”

Better sue him.


4 posted on 05/24/2010 12:44:35 PM PDT by edcoil (I cannot fix stupid.)
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To: silverleaf
No point.

After New York Times v. Sullivan it's almost impossible for a public figure to prove defamation. And a political candidate is by definition a public figure.

5 posted on 05/24/2010 12:45:24 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)T)
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To: SeekAndFind

If he can’t prove it, he’s toast.


6 posted on 05/24/2010 12:45:43 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: Williams
What an all around low life.

Absolutely agree.

7 posted on 05/24/2010 12:49:41 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: edcoil

All he said was “inappropriate physical relationhsip”. Cagey. Could be anything.


8 posted on 05/24/2010 12:50:18 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Williams

“False or true why would some piece of crap person do this”

Because Haley has surged to the lead in the polls for the
GOP nomination for governor in SC. She is not part of the inner good old boy circle, thus she must be stopped at any cost.


9 posted on 05/24/2010 12:51:33 PM PDT by buckalfa (confused and bewildered)
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To: SeekAndFind

Check the perp’s criminal record.


10 posted on 05/24/2010 12:53:31 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: swain_forkbeard

Hell he could have gotten a brush of elbow boob at an event to come up with “inappropriate physical relationship” He seems like a 3rd grade level kind of guy...


11 posted on 05/24/2010 12:53:33 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: SeekAndFind

Anyone that has seen this butt ugly guy knows that Nikki would not do him.


12 posted on 05/24/2010 12:54:16 PM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I can see why he might be tempted to brag about it.

13 posted on 05/24/2010 12:55:15 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Owl_Eagle
NIKKI HALEY AND FAMILY

Now if Tina Fey wants to parody someone who looks like her, this is the one to make fun of at SNL.


TINA FEY
14 posted on 05/24/2010 1:02:00 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Owl_Eagle

Thats a really nice looking lady.Anybody have a pic of the guy making the claim?


15 posted on 05/24/2010 1:06:10 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: imahawk
Will Folks is the man who made the accusation.


Here is a little background of the man. He was a former press secretary to Governor Mark Sanford and the president of Viewpolitik a public relations firm
16 posted on 05/24/2010 1:14:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Owl_Eagle
Maybe not in front of Mom, but most guys would do her..... of course, at closing time at the local bar, most guys would do Phyllis Diller!
17 posted on 05/24/2010 1:17:14 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: SeekAndFind

eeeeeww!! why would any woman even think about him?


18 posted on 05/24/2010 1:20:08 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: silverleaf

great idea. give the phony story more dnc media shelf life.


19 posted on 05/24/2010 1:20:56 PM PDT by ncalburt (e)
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To: SeekAndFind

This Old Ugly TROLL who appears to be part of a Bauer smear campign has got tob kidding.
Have you ever seen a photo of the fat ugly blogger?


20 posted on 05/24/2010 1:22:35 PM PDT by ncalburt (e)
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To: SeekAndFind

the ugly troll . please spare us .
this phony scam has the feel of vile Bauer .


21 posted on 05/24/2010 1:23:40 PM PDT by ncalburt (e)
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To: SeekAndFind

What a frickkin paste eater...


22 posted on 05/24/2010 1:24:55 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: buckalfa

Its a Bauer smear !
Bauer set up Sanford and I think this creep was involved .
Former employee and has a pr firm.


23 posted on 05/24/2010 1:25:35 PM PDT by ncalburt (e)
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To: ncalburt

I agree with all your posts. I would say though that Folks looks a lot like her husband. If I was still in SC I would vote for Haley in a heartbeat.


24 posted on 05/24/2010 1:29:13 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Folks is a controversial figure in South Carolina politics. He pleaded guilty to criminal domestic violence in 2005...

This is all I need to know about this piece of scum!!!

25 posted on 05/24/2010 1:31:07 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: imahawk

For the benefit of the folks who don’t know Nikki Haley.

She is an elected official from South Carolina currently serving in the South Carolina House of Representatives where she represents Lexington County.

Haley is currently running for the Republican nomination in the South Carolina gubernatorial election, 2010 and has been endorsed by former Governor and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford, and former Governor and Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

As Per May 2010 Rasmussen Polling, Haley is the front-runner for the GOP nomination. Now we begin to understand why the dirty tricks brigade is working overtime.


26 posted on 05/24/2010 1:38:33 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: rawhide

Many people don’t know this, but Nikki Haley has an exotic background in terms of ethnicity.

Her parents Dr. Ajit and Raj Randhawa are Indian Punjabi Sikh immigrants from Amritsar and she has an older brother Mitti, sister Simran Singh, and younger brother Charan. She went to Clemson University and majored in Accounting and then joined the FCR Corporation before joining her mother’s business in 1994.

The family business grew to a multi million dollar company. Her brother who is an active duty officer has served in the U.S. Army for the past 20 years.

If she wins, she will be the second person of Indian descent to be the governor of a US state ( Bobby Jindal being the first ).


27 posted on 05/24/2010 1:41:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: rawhide

More on Nikki Haley’s background :

Haley was raised in a Sikh family, and identifies herself as a Christian, and sits on the board for Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church, Medmission.

On September 6, 1996 she married Michael Haley, in a Methodist church ceremony. Michael is a federal employee with the United States Department of the Army and an officer in the South Carolina Army National Guard. Together they have two children, Rena and Nalin.


28 posted on 05/24/2010 1:43:22 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Several years ago, prior to my marriage, I had an inappropriate physical relationship with Nikki,” Folks wrote on his site, FITSnews.com. “It is what it is, and aside from the Haley family – Michael, Nikki, Rena and Nalin – I feel no need to apologize or explain myself to anyone.

Send this low life to the Taliban, carrying a Koran that has been flushed down the toilet, and sporting a Mohamed cartoon. They will know how to deal with him.

29 posted on 05/24/2010 1:46:34 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: silverleaf

She can’t afford the distraction during the campaign. A law suit would suck all the energy out of her campaign. Just deny it and get on with trying to win the election.

If the allegation costs her the election, she’d have more reason (and time) to deal with a law suit. The statute of limitations would be long after she would be sworn in (or not).


30 posted on 05/24/2010 1:49:33 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: MNlurker

I once had an “inappropriate physical relationship” with Queen Elizabeth. Nobody blogs about me.


31 posted on 05/24/2010 1:49:51 PM PDT by donhunt (I used to have a US senator who lived in a compound. He's dead now.)
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To: donhunt
I once had an “inappropriate physical relationship” with Queen Elizabeth.

I don't believe I'd have told that, brother.

32 posted on 05/24/2010 1:52:31 PM PDT by CholeraJoe (Don't mess with Aunt Karen when she's been drinking)
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To: SeekAndFind
Interview with Haley just a couple of hours ago for your listening pleasure. http://www.wvoc.com/cc-common/podcast.html
33 posted on 05/24/2010 1:54:18 PM PDT by ElenaM
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To: swain_forkbeard

Maybe he just grabbed her ass. Doesn’t mean she is guilty of anything.


34 posted on 05/24/2010 1:57:17 PM PDT by curth (Sarah Palin: 1.5M Facebook fans. "I'm In For $15 - Donate $15 to Sarahpac to celebrate!)
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To: ncalburt

Bingo! Andre Bauer is a republican version of Rod Blagojevich ... an uber-slimeball.

Nikki Haley, on the other hand, is South Carolina’s answer to Sarah Palin -— conservative, straight-shooting, and beautiful.


35 posted on 05/24/2010 2:03:14 PM PDT by Walrus (My congressman is toast in 2010 --- how about yours?)
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s a piece of work, take a look here: http://www.fitsnews.com/about-2/sic-willie-2/


36 posted on 05/24/2010 2:07:25 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: SeekAndFind

Thanks for the background info. Interesting the 2 states that will have elected governors (if Haley goes on to win the nomination and election )of Indian extraction are in the ever-bigoted (per the MSM/DNC template) south.


37 posted on 05/24/2010 2:10:31 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

Just a few days ago some political opponents of Nikki
tried to get a court order to pull her advertising off the TV networks....it failed, and now this crap.. When a good person is ahead in the race, someone goes out to find a low life pissant to smear the likes of Nikki Utter SB.


38 posted on 05/24/2010 2:38:31 PM PDT by Bullfrogg (American by birth, Irish by heritage, and hellraiser by choice)
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To: Bullfrogg

It makes you wonder why anyone chooses to run for elective office any more. If they can’t argue their positions, they opt out and smear their opponent’s character. Positively disgusting.


39 posted on 05/24/2010 2:41:27 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: upchuck

ping.


40 posted on 05/24/2010 2:49:12 PM PDT by PalmettoMason (The shattered skulls of tyrants should be used for traction under the boots of justice. T. Nugent)
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To: Walrus
Speaking of Sarah Palin, the governor has commented on the Haley situation on her facebook page.

Nikki Haley in Opposition’s Crosshairs: a Good Sign for Nikki and South Carolina!

41 posted on 05/24/2010 2:57:43 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: silverleaf

slander law isn’t that simple...she can at least try though


42 posted on 05/24/2010 6:02:19 PM PDT by Def Conservative (Obama is a joke.)
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To: AnAmericanMother

You’re correct...it’s a shame how many people don’t know how difficult defamation/slander law is...especially when it comes to a public figure.


43 posted on 05/24/2010 6:03:35 PM PDT by Def Conservative (Obama is a joke.)
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To: SeekAndFind; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; A Strict Constructionist; ...
Nikki Haley bump!

South Carolina
Ping

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44 posted on 05/24/2010 6:49:29 PM PDT by upchuck (Criminal aliens are destroying America. Look what they've done to the White House.)
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To: ConservativeMind

If he can’t prove it, he’s toast.
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Those of us in SC who’ve known anything about Will Folks have known he’s toast for some time now. The ONLY thing this could do is ingratiate him to (1) the ONE particular Republican candidate who put him up to it — and I can’t WAIT to find out which scum bag DID it, becuase his career in SC and beyond is OVER, and (2) to ingratiate himself to the Democrats, who THRIVE on this kind of Chicago-style, dirty-pool thugery. His future looks QUITE BRIGHT with them.


45 posted on 05/24/2010 7:05:32 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: ncalburt

On what basis do you claim this is a Bauer smear? Not that I doubt it — but if this IS a Bauer campaign thing — I want to dedicate the next two weeks of my life to making Andre Bauer as big a HAS BEEN in South Carolina as I did David Beasley back in 1998. And I’m quite certain I’ll enjoy it ALMOST as much — IF the Bauer connection can be substantiated!


46 posted on 05/24/2010 7:11:20 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: buckalfa

I’ve been telling my Indian colleagues at work that there’s a chance that America will get its second State Governor of Indian descent. It puts smiles on their faces.


47 posted on 05/24/2010 7:14:04 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Here's more background:

Will Folks pleads guilty to criminal domestic violence - (Sept 2005)

48 posted on 05/24/2010 7:17:25 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: ElenaM

Here’s a working link to her comments to a local radio station earlier today:
http://bit.ly/d6D54N


49 posted on 05/24/2010 8:03:38 PM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: silverleaf

True or false, it is a stupid and vile thing to say...


50 posted on 05/24/2010 8:57:09 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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