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Gov. Haley Received $36,000 Campaign Donation from Romney PAC before Endorsement
Posner Politics ^ | January 9, 2012 | Rob Groce

Posted on 01/10/2012 3:32:07 AM PST by NoPrisoners

Gov. Nikki Haley announced her endorsement of Mitt Romney in mid-December.

The Republican presidential candidate, regarded to be somewhat moderate, earned her Tea Party support because “he knows how the private economy works, how to fix it, and most importantly how to solve problems,” Haley said in her announcement.

The fact that Romney knows how to donate to campaigns might have more to do with it, though.

His “Free and Strong America” political action committee donated $36,000 to Haley’s campaign in 2010.

And she’s not alone, either. Romney has, to date, received 35 endorsements from politicians his PAC donated to first, implying those open supporters may just be returning a favor, or were even paid for that favor early on.


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: donation; endorsement; endorsementbuying; endorsementgame; haley; pac; pacdonation; romney; romneydonation; sc2012; sellout
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1 posted on 01/10/2012 3:32:11 AM PST by NoPrisoners
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Throwing a tantrum because FR doesn't support Mitt?
Aren't you precious
Aren't you Precious.

For those who support FR, click here to show it!
For the perpetually offended and the WHINERS, click here instead.



2 posted on 01/10/2012 3:36:50 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: NoPrisoners

A one term gov, you don’t mess with the Tea Party in SC.


3 posted on 01/10/2012 3:37:15 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: NoPrisoners
Endorsementbuying.

The others ought to tear Willard a new one in the South Carolina debates over this kind of corruption.

PS Anyone know if the Establishment South Carolina GOP, like four years ago, will bar any candidates from the debates to have their own cozy little gathering? (Like their excluding Duncan Hunter even though he had more delegates than another candidate who was allowed to debate)?????

4 posted on 01/10/2012 3:37:50 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (If FR slowly morphs from anti-Romney, via rationalizing, into supporting him like McCain, FR is over)
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To: NoPrisoners

I voted for her ONCE.


5 posted on 01/10/2012 3:42:26 AM PST by Happy Rain ("If Mitt wins the Twit wins.")
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To: NoPrisoners

I really don’t like her.


6 posted on 01/10/2012 3:44:04 AM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Happy Rain

Like Newt said... Mitt is trying to buy the presidency.


7 posted on 01/10/2012 3:45:21 AM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: NoPrisoners

All you need to do is stop the funding . Repubs have the house, yet the funding continues.


8 posted on 01/10/2012 3:47:19 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: NoPrisoners

Only $36,000?!?

Not only does Nikki turn out to be a whore, she’s a relatively CHEAP whore in the overall political sense.


9 posted on 01/10/2012 3:48:18 AM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: NoPrisoners

It never ends. They are ALL vile, evil, filthy crooks. Pathetic. Both sides.


10 posted on 01/10/2012 3:49:23 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: NoPrisoners

Didn’t ANY of the other candidates help get her elected?


11 posted on 01/10/2012 3:52:33 AM PST by rhombus
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To: AmericanInTokyo
PS Anyone know if the Establishment South Carolina GOP, like four years ago, will bar any candidates from the debates to have their own cozy little gathering? (Like their excluding Duncan Hunter even though he had more delegates than another candidate who was allowed to debate)?????

Good Morning FRiend! THAT bears repeating and in a loud voice!

The GOP-RINO establishment were determined to drive out Duncan Hunter for two reasons: he was an absolute Reagan conservative who arrived with the Gipper in Washington in '80, and after he decried the "Kennedy Wing of the Republican Party" they KNEW he had to go.

Duncan Hunter was the finest President of the 21st Century that the voters never had the damn common sense to recognize.
12 posted on 01/10/2012 3:53:11 AM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

Oh Romney was already in her purse long before the Tea Party endorsed her in SC.


13 posted on 01/10/2012 3:55:13 AM PST by rintense
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To: l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; A Strict Constructionist; ...
Haley palling around with Mitt is disappointing to say the least. At first I thought it was payback for him endorsing her. But the level of coziness is disconcerting.

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14 posted on 01/10/2012 3:55:59 AM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: NoPrisoners

If Rush Limbaugh can say “SEE, I told you so”, then so can I. Been sayin’ for a year now that RINO Romney has bought, and paid for the GOP nomination, and that’s why so many head spinning endorsements.

I’m going to remember these people that care only about themselves, and to “H” with their country.


15 posted on 01/10/2012 3:57:25 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: NoPrisoners

Rush was right, she is an establishment republican first, Tea Party when it helps her....


16 posted on 01/10/2012 3:57:38 AM PST by Quick Shot
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To: NoPrisoners

Drag $36,000 through a trailer park...


17 posted on 01/10/2012 3:59:47 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Reagan69
I refused to believe all the talk about Nikki Haley's lack of both veracity and integrity during the gubernatorial campaign—after all, she was shoved to the head of the pack by Sarah Palin and then given the victory by our Tea Party...
...guess I was wrong.

Mark Sanford was a horndog but at least he wasn't a backstabbing RINO.

Gawd how I miss Carrol Campbell.

18 posted on 01/10/2012 4:01:51 AM PST by Happy Rain ("If Mitt wins the Twit wins.")
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

Oh Nikki - for a lousy 36K? How could you....


19 posted on 01/10/2012 4:03:17 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: NoPrisoners

We found out what she is now we know how much she charges.


20 posted on 01/10/2012 4:04:27 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

A one term gov, you don’t mess with the Tea Party in SC.

I don’t know what to say about SC. She doesn’t have reelection until 2014 and for a state that keeps reelecting Lindsey, I don’t put anything past them. Being mad at the beginning of 2012 is A LOT different than being mad in 2014. I thought many RINOs were going to be shown the door only to be reelected in many states.


21 posted on 01/10/2012 4:05:57 AM PST by napscoordinator (Go Rick! Go Rick! Go Newt! Let's get 'er done.)
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To: Psalm 73

We are a right to work state so she couldn’t charge union rates.
She makes up for it though with towel fees.


22 posted on 01/10/2012 4:06:07 AM PST by Happy Rain ("If Mitt wins the Twit wins.")
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To: mkjessup

It’s that old George Bernard Shaw tale again, isn’t it?

GBS to woman at party: Would you sleep with me for £1,000,000?

Woman: Yes!

GBS: Would you sleep with me for £1?

Woman: No! What kind of woman do you think I am?

GBS: We have established what kind of woman you are, madam. Now we are just haggling over the price.


23 posted on 01/10/2012 4:11:26 AM PST by Tredegar (Huntsman 2012 - Qualifications, Experience and Expertise, MATTER)
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To: NoPrisoners
Romney will PAY ANYONE to become King.


"(The GroundZero Mosque) cleared its final hurdle ….
developers plan to build the $100 million center which will include a mosque.
Since its incipient stages in July 2009, when a Muslim-run real-estate development
company purchased the damaged, vacant building and land where the new center
will be built, the project has sparked controversy and debate.
.... the tattered building that was bought by the Muslim real estate company had
been owned by a subsidiary of Bain Capital, a company Romney founded in 1984.

So it's OK if his company can profit off the sale of the land ."


"Bain Capital, has cut checks totaling $90,000 to Romney's operation. "


Ground Zero mosque developers apply for federal grant
The developers behind the proposed Ground Zero mosque have applied
for about $5 million in federal grant money set aside for redeveloping
downtown Manhattan after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks....
run by the Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Corp.
LMDC Board of Directors
oJohn C. Whitehead, Founding Chairman"


John C. Whitehead AKA John Cunningham Whitehead
Romney for President "


" In Islam, every structure linked to the faith and its rituals has a precise function and character.
A mosque is a one-story gallery built around an atrium with a mihrab (a niche pointing to Mecca)
and one, or in the case of Shiites two, minarets.
This 13-story multifunctional structure couldn't be any of the above.
The groups fighting for the project know this; this is why they sometimes call it an Islamic cultural center.
But there is no such thing as an Islamic culture.
The Prophet imposed his rule on parts of Arabia through a series of ghazvas, or razzias (the origin of the English word "raid").

The ghazva was designed to terrorize the infidels, convince them that their civilization was doomed and force them to submit
to Islamic rule. Those who participated in the ghazva were known as the ghazis, or raiders.
After each ghazva, the Prophet ordered the creation of a rabat -- or a point of contact at the heart of the infidel territory raided.
The rabat consisted of an area for prayer, a section for the raiders to eat and rest and facilities to train and prepare
for future razzias. Later Muslim rulers used the tactic of ghazva to conquer territory in the Persian and Byzantine empires.
After each raid, they built a rabat to prepare for the next razzia.

It is no coincidence that Islamists routinely use the term ghazva to describe the 9/11 attacks against New York and Washington.
The terrorists who carried out the attack are referred to as ghazis or shahids (martyrs).
Thus, building a rabat close to Ground Zero would be in accordance with a tradition started by the Prophet.
To all those who believe and hope that the 9/11 ghazva would lead to the destruction of the American "Great Satan,"
this would be of great symbolic value."



24 posted on 01/10/2012 4:14:07 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: NoPrisoners

We need a third party to start closing down the Republican establishment. Sure it will take time but I am no longer voting for any Republican because....they are using us and I am through. I may not even vote!


25 posted on 01/10/2012 4:18:28 AM PST by Cricket24 (Proud to be a CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!!!!!!!)
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To: NoPrisoners

We need a third party to start closing down the Republican establishment. Sure it will take time but I am no longer voting for any Republican because....they are using us and I am through. I may not even vote!


26 posted on 01/10/2012 4:19:33 AM PST by Cricket24 (Proud to be a CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!!!!!!!)
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To: Tredegar
**BINGO**

We have a WINNER!
27 posted on 01/10/2012 4:26:19 AM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag
“A one term gov, you don’t mess with the Tea Party in SC.”

I hope she rots in RINO hell for her betrayal.

28 posted on 01/10/2012 4:31:39 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: NoPrisoners

“His “Free and Strong America” political action committee donated $36,000 to Haley’s campaign in 2010.”

In no way do I support Romney BUT lets be clear its better that Haley is in office than a SOCIALIST DEMOCRAT.


29 posted on 01/10/2012 4:46:06 AM PST by Tigen (I shall raise you one .)
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To: mkjessup
So help me, a RINO leopard does not change its spots that easily, certainly not after a mere 48 months, you can be damned sure the GOP officially in South Carolina is behind the FRONT RUNNER / (sic), MITT ROMNEY and they will do everything they can to "shut up the bigots" (quoting Lindsay Graham here), etc. etc. with all kinds of hijinks. Structural corruption my friend. I bet anything that guys like Santorum or others get the "Duncan Hunter" South Carolina GOP treatment. Just a HUNCH.

32 posted on 01/10/2012 4:52:58 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (If FR slowly morphs from anti-Romney, via rationalizing, into supporting him like McCain, FR is over)
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To: NoPrisoners

Gasp! Politicians returning favors of support? Call the police! Call the church police!


33 posted on 01/10/2012 4:53:53 AM PST by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

[A one term gov, you don’t mess with the Tea Party in SC.]

You got that right. Damn, I hate it when our ‘shining stars’ burn out so quickly.


34 posted on 01/10/2012 4:54:57 AM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: Cricket24
It is really pissing me off, too. This GOP Elite Leadership business (entrenched RINOS), whether in New Hampshire or South Carolina or wherever, has JUST GOT TO BE FLUSHED DOWN THE TOILET WITH THE REST OF THE CORRUPT TURDS. PEOPLE NEED TO ORGANIZE AND RISE UP.
35 posted on 01/10/2012 4:56:27 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (If FR slowly morphs from anti-Romney, via rationalizing, into supporting him like McCain, FR is over)
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To: napscoordinator; ThePatriotsFlag

Until the TEA Party movement results in someone getting primaried out, comments like “you don’t mess with the Tea Party” mean little, I am afraid. Really several high-profile someones.


36 posted on 01/10/2012 5:00:57 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Diogenesis

Looking at those photos again just turned my stomach. How soon everyone forgets.


37 posted on 01/10/2012 5:07:33 AM PST by estrogen (2012 can't come soon enough)
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To: NoPrisoners

Looks like more than $36k to me. This is just from the top 20 contributor list:

FREE & STRONG AMERICA PAC $14,000
FREE & STRONG AMERICA PAC ALABAMA $10,500
FREE & STRONG AMERICA PAC MICHIGAN $10,500
FREE & STRONG AMERICA PAC IOWA $10,500
FREE & STRONG AMERICA PAC NEW HAMPSHIRE $10,500

http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=118228


38 posted on 01/10/2012 5:14:47 AM PST by Nickname
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To: NoPrisoners
....We've determined what you are now we're just haggling over the price...

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39 posted on 01/10/2012 5:23:03 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: NoPrisoners

I’m shocked. SHOCKED! /sarc


40 posted on 01/10/2012 5:27:21 AM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: NoPrisoners

I was disappointed by Haley’s endorsement, but this might be a bit of a stretch. The headline makes it sound like he just wrote her a check and Presto! her mind was made up. The reality is that the check was written in 2010; he didn’t buy the support of an office-holder, he helped get someone into office.


41 posted on 01/10/2012 5:32:45 AM PST by dangus
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To: Cricket24

Then you’ll be quite content with 4 more years of Obama & the end of free elections & worse, right? /sarc off


42 posted on 01/10/2012 5:41:56 AM PST by TheStickman
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To: NoPrisoners

Romney’s money, and the money of his very wealthy close allies, has permeated the Republican Party and its satellite “conservative” organizations.

And it constantly amazes me how little they are willing to sell their souls to him for.


43 posted on 01/10/2012 5:47:57 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Romney is Obama.)
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To: NoPrisoners

Governors go for 36K, while voters go for a few bucks in their SS payment.

Pray for America


44 posted on 01/10/2012 5:54:54 AM PST by bray (Ride Santorum back to Sanity)
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To: dangus
I was disappointed by Haley’s endorsement, but this might be a bit of a stretch. The headline makes it sound like he just wrote her a check and Presto! her mind was made up. The reality is that the check was written in 2010; he didn’t buy the support of an office-holder, he helped get someone into office.

I was just about to write this, and saw that you already had done so.

The headline is misleading becasue it makes it sound like the check was in the mail at the time Haley made her endorsement a few weeks ago. The contribution was over a year earlier.It was NOT a quid pro quo. Just politics as usual, like when Palin campaigned for McStain last year.

45 posted on 01/10/2012 6:04:31 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: NoPrisoners

Screw the GOP! This is one of the reasons I am a registered Independent.


46 posted on 01/10/2012 6:13:15 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: rockinqsranch
RINO Romney has bought, and paid for the GOP nomination

To quote Judge Judy: "Follow the money."

Follow it from most of the major campaigns, and you would probably be shocked and surprised to see how many pay-offs are made. Of course, they have various other names for it.

Hate to burst your bubble, but the RINO Romney campaign isn't the only one doing this. Why else do you think this coming election is going to cost/generate around $1Billion [with a B] price tag?
47 posted on 01/10/2012 6:21:41 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: NoPrisoners

Well I guess that explains things nicely does it not? I’m wondering if it’s the same for Christie and others? Did Romney buy a thousand of Ann Coulter’s books too?


48 posted on 01/10/2012 6:27:16 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: NoPrisoners

She kissed the Tea Party on the cheek right after she collected a bag of silver.


49 posted on 01/10/2012 6:29:20 AM PST by vmivol00
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To: vmivol00
She kissed the Tea Party on the cheek right after she collected a bag of silver.

Many of them only snuggle up to the Tea Party or conservatives when they think they need the Tea Party or conservatives. As soon as they feel they no longer need the Tea Party or conservatives, they kick them to the curb.

Look how many who were running tight reelection campaigns claimed to be 'original' Tea Party supporters.
50 posted on 01/10/2012 6:35:25 AM PST by TomGuy
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