Republican Gov. Nikki Haley honored the family of late Gov. Carroll Campbell and acknowledged her Democratic opponent in a ceremonial signing of a government restructuring bill at the State House on Wednesday.
Haley evoked Campbell when the bill taking some administrative work from the Budget and Control Board and putting them under her office was passed last month. Campbell worked to streamline state government when he was governor two decades ago.
Campbell's son, Mike, spoke to a packed State House lobby before Haley signed the bill that became law last month.
Haley gave the first signing pen to Campbell's widow, Iris.
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She also gave a signing pen to state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, the sponsor of the restructuring bill and Haley's challenger in her re-election bid this year.
Haley called him "Vince," a name that irks some Democrats, but the senator said it was not a big deal.
Watch the event in this video released by Haley's office
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