Governor's race profile
Nikki Haley was angry during her first year in office.
The Lexington Republican was angry at the GOP establishment for failing to embrace her bid for governor. She was angry at legislators, after being punished by House Republican leaders for pushing on-the-record voting when she was a state representative. She was angry at the media for reporting unproven allegations of affairs.
“If you go back to how brutal my campaigns were, (it was difficult) to turn off the campaign switch and to remember to turn to governing,” South Carolina’s first woman governor said this month in an exclusive interview with The State newspaper. “You’re bruised and wounded and bloodied from everything that you have gone through. ... I could just feel the communication (from me) was harsh. So what I was getting was harsh back.”
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Haley said she purged herself of her anger by writing her memoir and redirecting her emotions into luring jobs, restructuring state government and boosting education.
On the trail
• The state Election Commission decided Thursday to hold aspecial election for the S.C. House seat once held by former House Speaker Bobby Harrell, R-Charleston
• Gov. Nikki Haley's bus tour stops in Conway at 11 a.m. at Coastal Carolina University, Pawleys Island at 1 p.m. at Nosh Restaurant, and Summerville at 4 p.m. at the Red Pepper Cafe. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and GOP lieutenant governor candidate Henry McMaster are joining Haley.
• Democratic governor candidate Vincent Sheheen has stops today at noon for the annual state employee retiree barbecue at Saluda Shoals park, at 3 p.m. at Claflin University, at 4:30 p.m. at S.C. State University, and at 5:30 p.m. in Orangeburg for a cookout at 2503 Five Chop Road.
• Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Bakari Sellers started a 46-county tour stopping at 3 p.m. at Sanders Clyde Elementary in Charleston, 4 p.m. at the Coastal Carolina Fair in Ladson, 5 p.m. at the Dorchester County Democratic Party HQ in Summerville, and 6:30 p.m. at the Calhoun Oil BP Station in St. Matthews.
Off to the races
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