Republican Gov. Nikki Haley released her latest ethics reports this week, showing the governor raised $223,000 this quarter, with nearly two-thirds of her campaign cash coming from out of state, according to the Charleston Post & Courier. Haley has been criticized for not disclosing her out-of-state fundraisers on her public schedule. Haley also pulled in big checks from Texas insurance companies and attended a fundraiser in the Lone Star state. Those checks came around the time that Eleanor Kitzman, who Haley had appointed to the S.C. Budget and Control Board, resigned to take a job regulating the insurance industry in Texas. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is among the presidential contenders angling for Haley’s Palmetto State endorsement. Tyler Jones of SC Forward Progress drew this conclusion: We’ve got a part-time governor with a full-time travel schedule. And it’s only getting worse. It’s time for Governor Haley to stop campaigning for vice president and get to work here at home.” — Corey Hutchins
SC Forward Progress, an outside group set up by Democrats in South Carolina, blasted out this video today under the subject line: “Herman Cain – Where do we donate?” It’s a good look back at some of the things Cain was saying before he was taken seriously as a presidential candidate:
by Gina Smith
Gov. Nikki Haley's requirement that state workers answer the phones with a cheery "It's a great day in South Carolina" is getting mixed reviews.
On Tuesday, Haley announced to her Cabinet directors that the greeting should be used whenever state workers at Cabinet agencies answer the phone. The Republican said the greeting would help her market the state and boost state worker morale while reminding them they work for the caller.