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Has Haley peaked?

Posted on15. Oct, 2010 by Indigo Journal.

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Another poll released this week shows Nikki Haley’s lead over Vincent Sheheen continues to shrink as election day grows near. According to a Winthrop University survey, Haley now leads Sheheen by single-digits (46%-37%) — down significantly from her 17-point high just 3 weeks ago. Two things about this latest poll are worth noting. First, similar [...]

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More details of Haley affair allegations?

Posted on15. Oct, 2010 by Indigo Journal.

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Larry Marchant, a well known lobbyist and Republican operative, is expected to release a sworn affidavit detailing his claims of a one-night stand with Nikki Haley. That little nugget is buried in a story about how Conservatives for Truth in Politics is picking up new members – including the brother of Senate President Pro Tempore [...]

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In search of Jim DeMint

Posted on12. Oct, 2010 by Indigo Journal.

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Green Party U.S. Senate candidate Tom Clements released a new TV ad on Tuesday that raises a question that’s been on many South Carolinians’ minds lately — where in the world is Jim DeMint? According to the Clements campaign, the new 30-second spot will begin airing across most major South Carolina media markets on Monday, [...]

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Ashley Cooper releases first ad

Posted on12. Oct, 2010 by Indigo Journal.

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Ashley Cooper has released his first TV spot in his campaign for S.C. Lieutenant Governor. In the new 30-second ad entitled “Results Not Raises,” Cooper introduces himself to voters as a political outsider and pledges he won’t accept a pay increase until the economy recovers. The Charleston Democrat also criticizes his GOP opponent Ken Ard [...]

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Haley required to work 10 hours per week for $110,000 salary

Posted on08. Oct, 2010 by Indigo Journal.

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More from the AP report on Nikki Haley’s “job” with Lexington Medical Center: …according to a March 30 e-mail, and [LMC foundation director Tim] James accused Haley of not working during the previous two weeks. He wrote she was being put on annual leave until the issue is resolved, unless she wanted to return to [...]

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Haley, Mulvaney deny Riffle connection

Posted on08. Oct, 2010 by Indigo Journal.

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Nikki Haley and Mick Mulvaney this afternoon denied knowing a New Jersey political consultant who was indicted in 2003 for leaking damaging personal information about a political opponent. Earlier today, Indigo Journal reported on payments to Riffle by the Haley and Mulvaney campaigns. Haley campaign disclosure statements reveal that Riffle was paid $2,594.57 on November [...]

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Nikki Haley’s $35,000 severance package

Posted on08. Oct, 2010 by Indigo Journal.

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Nikki Haley’s sweetheart deal with Lexington Medical Center soured earlier this year when she apparently wanted to keep collecting a paycheck while running for governor. South Carolina gubernatorial nominee Nikki Haley’s departure from her $110,000-a-year fundraising job was anything but smooth. Records obtained by The Associated Press offer a behind-the-scenes look into what Haley’s campaign [...]

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Haley, Mulvaney Employed Disgraced NJ Consultant

Posted on08. Oct, 2010 by Indigo Journal.

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Nikki Haley and Mick Mulvaney have used a New Jersey political operative who was indicted for illegal campaign activities in 2003. Todd Riffle, an opposition research specialist who has also served as an aide to former N.J. governor Christine Todd Whitman and as communications director for the N.J. GOP, faced criminal charges for unlawfully obtaining [...]

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Matthew Richardson releases new ads in AG race

Posted on07. Oct, 2010 by Indigo Journal.

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Matthew Richardson has released two more TV spots in his campaign for Attorney General. In the first ad, Richardson pledges not to run for any other office while serving as Attorney General. The Democratic nominee also promises he won’t accept a paycheck until South Carolina’s economy recovers. Richardson’s second spot, also unveiled today, focuses on [...]

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SC GOP Welcomes Convicted Felon Jim Hirni

Posted on07. Oct, 2010 by Indigo Journal.

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Convicted felon and Jack Abramoff pal Jim Hirni is the SC Republican Party’s latest event planner and guy doing, um, other stuff: A former federal lobbyist who pleaded guilty to illegally plying congressional staffers with World Series tickets and other perks has been helping the S.C. Republican Party plan some of its headline events. Jim [...]

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