1:29 PM, Oct 24, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Democrat Vincent Sheheen of South Carolina referred to his Republican opponent, sitting governor Nikki Haley, as a "whore" in an apparent slip of the tongue during a recent campaign rally.
"We are going to escort whore out the door," said Sheheen at a Thursday night event in Florence. The Democrat immediately recognizes his mistake and corrects himself. "We're going to escort her out the door," he says, smiling.
Watch the video below:
A spokeswoman for the South Carolina Democratic party denies Sheheen made the slip:
Haley currently leads Sheheen by 15.5 points in the Real Clear Politics average of polls.
4:55 PM, Jan 15, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Mark Sanford, the former congressman and governor of South Carolina, will announce he is running for his old House seat Wednesday. Jim Geraghty at National Review confirms the news in an interview with Sanford:
12:27 PM, Dec 17, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Tim Scott will be the next U.S. Senator from South Carolina. The first-term Republican congressman from Charleston, who was just elected to a second term, was appointed to the seat being vacated by fellow Republican Jim DeMint. South Carolina governor Nikki Haley made the announcement in Columbia Monday afternoon, flanked by Scott, DeMint, and other members of South Carolina's congressional delegation, including Senator Lindsey Graham.
9:43 AM, Dec 17, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
South Carolina governor Nikki Haley will appoint Republican congressman Tim Scott to the U.S. Senate, the New York Times reports. Haley, the first-term Republican governor, is expected to make an announcement about her selection around noon in Columbia. CNN is also reporting that Scott has been selected.
1:59 PM, Dec 13, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
South Carolina governor Nikki Haley tweeted lyrics to an Adele song today. Here's the tweet:
3:20 PM, Dec 10, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, a Republican, will appoint a new senator to take the seat of GOP senator Jim DeMint, who was reelected in 2010 and will be resigning early next year to become president of the Heritage Foundation. Sources in South Carolina say Haley will pick Charleston-area congressman Tim Scott, and, if not him, state representative Ralph Norman is considered the next most likely candidate for the job.
11:15 PM, Jan 11, 2012 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
West Columbia, S.C.
At a rally with Mitt Romney Wednesday evening, South Carolina governor Nikki Haley hit back at Romney's GOP rivals for attacking the frontrunner's work at Bain Capital. "I am proud of all our Republican candidates," Haley said. "But we have a real problem when we have Republicans talking like dang Democrats against the free market."
8:15 AM, Dec 16, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Nikki Haley, South Carolina's Republican governor, has endorsed Mitt Romney, according to a campaign release.
2:00 PM, Mar 3, 2011 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Having utterly failed to convince the American people to embrace Obamacare, and facing a steadfast House of Representatives that has passed a bill to repeal Obamacare by a margin of 56 votes, the Obama administration — always probing for weakness — is now testing the resolve of Republican governors. So far, the verdict is mixed.
10:35 PM, Dec 1, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
When Nikki Haley was 13, she balanced the books for her parents' small business. Now, as governor-elect, she faces a slightly more daunting task: plugging a billion-dollar hole in the state's budget. But Haley says she looks forward to the challenge.