Fact checking Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen’s TV ad: Think
The claim: Haley was handpicked by Gov. Mark Sanford.
The facts: Haley has said Sanford encouraged her to run for governor.
So is it true?: Sanford, a Haley friend, has had no visible role in her campaign
The claim: Haley hid a $42,000 contract she got because of her connections.
The facts: Haley was paid $42,000 in consulting fees by engineering firm Wilbur Smith, which was
seeking to do business in Lexington County, which Haley represents in the S.C. House.
So is it true?: Haley was not required by law to disclose her consulting income. She voluntarily
disclosed the payments along with her tax returns.
The claim: Haley wants to tax groceries.
The facts: Haley has endorsed a plan to tax groceries, but to also cut taxes elsewhere.
So is it true?: Haley’s grocery tax proposal seeks to either lessen or maintain the overall tax
The claim: Haley has been fined for paying her income taxes late.
The facts: Haley has paid more than $4,000 in fines for failing to file and pay her families income
taxes on time.
So is it true?: Yes