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  • The Perry non-campaign proceeds apace: Big money, gay marriage and a debate?

    07/28/2011 4:41:25 PM PDT · by Force of Truth · 29 replies ^ | July 28, 2011 | Peggy Fikac
    Gov. Rick Perry’s non-campaign for president is going full speed, highlighted by a new interview in which Perry clarifies his “fine with me” comments he made on New York’s approval of gay marriage. Perry, whose states’-rights stand on gay marriage caused angst among social conservaties, told Family Research Council President Tony Perkins that “it’s fine with me that a state is using their sovereign rights to decide an issue. Obviously, gay marriage is not fine with me.”...
  • New poll: Haley 51% – Sheheen 37%

    10/25/2010 4:36:56 PM PDT · by Force of Truth · 8 replies ^ | OCT. 22, 2010 |
    ICYMI – New poll: Haley 51% – Sheheen 37% Insider Advantage/Statehouse Report: OCT. 22, 2010 – A new InsiderAdvantage/Statehouse Report poll released today suggests that South Carolina may well see a Republican sweep of all constitutional offices in the Nov. 2 general election. That’s each of the nine statewide offices – from governor to the comptroller general and on down the ballot to the commissioner of agriculture. … With a week and a half to go until the election, state Rep. Nikki Haley (R-Lexington) seems to have regained her lead over her Democratic challenger, state Sen. Vincent Sheheen of...
  • Haley: Sheheen asleep at the switch when ESC was bankrupted

    10/05/2010 3:45:20 PM PDT · by Force of Truth · 2 replies ^ | October 5th, 2010 |
    Haley: Sheheen asleep at the switch when ESC was bankrupted October 5th, 2010 Haley: Sheheen asleep at the switch when ESC was bankruptedHouse Majority Leader says Haley found solutions for small businessCOLUMBIA, S.C. – State Rep. Nikki Haley and House Majority Leader Kenny Bingham released the following statements after a press conference in Columbia at the Department of Employment and Workforce:State Rep. Haley said, “After watching our unemployment trust fund go bankrupt, South Carolinians across the state were rightly asking, ‘Where was the red flag?’ The truth is it came in April of 2008, and when it was delivered...
  • Haley campaign responds to Sheheen’s negative TV ad

    09/25/2010 7:47:29 AM PDT · by Force of Truth · 2 replies ^ | 9/24/2010 |
    Haley campaign responds to Sheheen’s negative TV adLiberal trial lawyer has run out of things to say about his vision for S.C.COLUMBIA, S.C. – Haley for Governor campaign manager Tim Pearson today released the following statement in response to Vince Sheheen’s new negative TV ad:Pearson said, “With six weeks left in this race, and trailing badly in the polls, liberal trial lawyer Vince Sheheen has run out of things to say about his own vision for South Carolina, so he’s decided to go negative on Nikki Haley.“Not only are Senator Sheheen’s negative personal attacks against Nikki off base, but they...
  • Sanford's ReformSC launches pro-Haley ad

    05/10/2010 4:25:56 PM PDT · by Force of Truth · 138+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2010
    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A group set up to push South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's agenda has begun airing ads praising state Rep. Nikki Haley as she campaigns for governor. The ads began airing Monday. They're a shot in the arm for Haley's cash-strapped campaign. The $530,000 she had in cash at the end of the March was a third or less than any of her three GOP primary opponents. ReformSC says it is airing the ads statewide but would not provide details on how much it is spending to put Haley's name and face in front of June 8 primary...
  • Haley Endorsed By S.C. Club For Growth (Updated)

    05/08/2010 1:01:55 PM PDT · by Force of Truth · 2 replies · 260+ views
    FITSNews (Unfair. Imbalanced.) ^ | May 7, 2010 | Will Folks (a.k.a. Sic Willie)
    State Rep. Nikki Haley’s long shot bid for the S.C. Republican gubernatorial nomination got a shot in the arm Thursday when her campaign received the endorsement of the S.C. Club for Growth, a leading fiscal conservative advocacy group. While the announcement was by no means a surprise (the Club has been supporting Haley behind the scenes for months), it could help her campaign during the five-week sprint to the finish line – particularly in the fund-raising department. “Nikki Haley clearly stands above the other candidates in the governor’s race given her strong record as a fiscal conservative and reformer,” said...
  • State of the Race: Nikki Haley (R CAND, SC-GOV).

    05/04/2010 11:37:13 AM PDT · by Force of Truth · 5 replies · 250+ views
    Red State ^ | April 30, 2010 | Moe Lane
    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 election. So check her site out. Moe Lane
  • Nikki Haley's national appeal is worth watching

    05/04/2010 11:32:23 AM PDT · by Force of Truth · 25 replies · 1,686+ views
    Charleston City Paper ^ | May 4, 2010 | Greg Hambrick
    Somewhat skeptically, we recently noted the out-of-state fundraising prowess of gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley. Nearly 25 cents of every dollar the GOP Statehouse representative collected for her campaign in the first quarter of 2010 came from outside of the state. Regardless, she was still far short of the in-state fundraising might of her opponents, Congressman Gresham Barrett, Lt. Gov. André Bauer, and Attorney General Henry McMaster. Still trailing in the polls, one would imagine that what she really needs is supporters who also happen to be voters. But, College of Charleston political science professor Jeri Cabot says national appeal like...
  • Berkeley County GOP Straw Poll: Nikki Wins!

    05/03/2010 3:50:01 PM PDT · by Force of Truth · 1 replies · 220+ views ^ | May 3, 2010 | Nikki Haley
    A lot has happened since we announced our campaign for governor back in May of 2009. We saw our state’s budget crisis get worse, unemployment rise, and a national focus on our state for less than desirable reasons. Many times it felt like a roller coaster of uncertainty. What always stayed true was the need for reform to continue, for government to gain an understanding of the value of a dollar, and for the number of good, quality, South Carolina jobs to grow. In 2009 we traveled areas where no one knew who we were or what we stood for....
  • McMaster Tax Issue Puts Rental Properties in Spotlight

    04/21/2010 4:29:55 PM PDT · by Force of Truth · 202+ views ^ | 04/21/2010 | COREY HUTCHINS
    As South Carolina nears the Republican statewide primary elections, the campaigns of those angling for the governor’s office have become increasingly outspoken in their attempts to tear down their rivals and claw their way into the hearts of a hardcore conservative electorate that will be voting June 8. Between the two top-fundraising candidates, U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett and state Attorney General Henry McMaster, the latest back-and-forth has been centered around tax issues. In Barrett’s case, the issue is his 2008 vote in favor of the TARP bailout of Wall Street banks. In McMaster’s, it’s closer to home — a years-old...
  • This May Be Gresham Barrett’s Problem

    04/19/2010 11:45:10 AM PDT · by Force of Truth · 5 replies · 265+ views ^ | April 19, 2010 | Will Folks (a.k.a. Sic Willie)
    As far as we’re concerned, U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett is a substance-less, cliche-spouting, status quo-supporting hypocrite who is literally a seer sucker suit and pair of white bucks away from being the redneck version of Al Pacino in The Devil’s Advocate. Sure, he has a 98.whatever rating from a bunch of Washington D.C.-based “taxpayer” groups, but where was Barrett when the taxpayers really needed him? Flip-flopping, that’s where … On top of that, his so-called “jobs” plan is nothing but a bunch of big government malarkey … and he can’t quit telling us how much he loves Jesus all the...
  • McMaster’s Proximity, Stupidity Problems Collide

    04/19/2010 11:25:17 AM PDT · by Force of Truth · 4 replies · 270+ views ^ | September 28, 2009 | Will Folks (a.k.a. Sic Willie)
    We knew that S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster would be setting new land speed records when it came to sucking up to trial lawyers (and sucking in their cash) during the 2010 gubernatorial campaign. We also knew he was dumb as a box of rocks … which when you stop and think about it is an insult to boxes of rocks everywhere. Anyway, those two worlds have officially collided in the form of McMaster’s refusal to return $7,000 in campaign contributions … from a pair of lawyers he hired to represent the state. As Attorney General, McMaster gets to hire...
  • Palin/McCain: Still Not Good Enough

    09/09/2008 8:12:39 PM PDT · by Force of Truth · 13 replies · 133+ views
    Dirty Apparitions: Politics, American Society, Insanity, etc. ^ | Tuesday, September 9, 2008 | Reinald Vallejo
    Palin/McCain: Still Not Good Enough What? It's McCain/Palin! No, public attention has been focused more on Palin then McCain, and Palin polls better with Republicans than McCain. If McCain wins, it will not be because of McCain, so to speak. Yes he did make a great choice. McCain has proven he is a better decision maker than Obama in the fact that he picked a VP running mate that has energized his base. Obama, on the other hand, acted like a child with a grudge when he could not suck it up like a man and pick Hillary Clinton,...