Watch her campaign ads and listen to her stump speeches.
In her re-election bid, Gov. Nikki Haley wants S.C. voters to credit her economic policies with pulling South Carolina out of the recession. But some of the data the Lexington Republican cites is misleading and some of her claims are outdated, an analysis by The State newspaper found.
Haley has worked to create a business-friendly environment, announcing almost 57,000 of jobs while the state’s jobless rate has dropped. The S.C. Chamber of Commerce has been so pleased that it reversed itself this year, endorsing Haley after backing her Democratic opponent, state Sen. Vincent Sheheen of Camden, in 2010.
But not everyone is buying Haley’s role as key to making South Carolina’s economy rosier.
“This is more politics than anything else,” said Joe Taylor, a Columbia-area businessman who was Commerce Department secretary under Republican Gov. Mark Sanford from 2006-11. “People are aware the nation as a whole is coming out of a recession.”
On the trail:
Republican Gov. Nikki Haley's 23-stop bus tour kicks off today in the Pee Dee and concludes Monday with an election eve rally in Lexington. Two possible GOP White House hopefulswill join Haley on her campaign bus tour.
Former attorney general and lieutenant governor candidate Henry McMaster will also join Haley for several stops on the tour.
Lieutenant governor candidate Bakari Sellers will visit all of South Carolina's 46 counties beginning in Orangeburg on Thursday at 8:45 a.m. at the Orangeburg Massacre Memorial. Sellers' father, Dr. Cleveland Sellers, was shot on February 8, 1968 at the Orangeburg Massacre.
Petition candidate Tom Ervin dropped out of the governor’s race Tuesday, a week before Election Day, and endorsed Democrat state Sen. Vincent Sheheen.
Off to the races:U.S. Senate race:
Tim Scott made his first statewide appeal to voters, calmly fielding attacks from his two female challengers ahead of Tuesday’s election,
Harrell's seat Affidavit could lead to special election for Charleston House seat
Richland 2 Racial rancor explodes in Richland 2 school board race
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