(CNN) - Her accuser has, for now, fallen silent. But with less than a week remaining before next Tuesday's Republican primary, South Carolina gubernatorial hopeful Nikki Haley continues to face questions about an alleged affair with conservative blogger Will Folks.
Haley addressed the chatter once again in a debate Tuesday night in Florence.
"The questions raised about my personal life aren't true," she said, according to The State newspaper.
But her campaign, keen on making the most out of her moment in the spotlight, is also taking on the accusation in a new campaign ad depicting her as a dedicated wife and mother.
"I've seen the dark side of our state's politics," Haley says in the ad, an apparent reference to the scandal. But, she adds, "I know the bright side of our state's people."
The 30-second commercial, Haley's third of the campaign, flashes images of the Republican frontrunner with her children and prominently features her husband, Michael.
Haley's three rivals in the GOP race are Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, Attorney General Henry McMaster and Rep. Gresham Barrett.
Unless one of the candidates earns more than 50 percent of the vote next Tuesday - an unlikely prospect - the race will head to a runoff between to the top two finishers.
Typical GOP tactic, deny, deny, deny until the other side presents the Truth, then just claim you mis-spoke. How many times have we seen this play?
Vote NO in NOvember to the party of NO.
sorry for the spelling
Why don't she tell people about her parents being immigrants from India. Is she a immigrant also or was she born in America? Can she produce a Birth Certificate.
Just watch, this will blow up and Haley will be guilty of the charge and embarrassing her husband and children into doing the perp walk with her. How sleazy? Typical Republican family values crap. Do as I say, not as I do.
The "questions aren't true"? How can a question be true or false? Another Sarah Palin has a go at destroying language and logic. Did she or didn't she?
Where there is "Smoke, there must be fire."
I, for one, do not believe her denials.
I certainly hope she does not become our next governor.
South Carolina deserves a lot better, after Governor Sanford.
Oh for gods sake! Like I don't beleive she had an affair after this grand orchestration! Come on. Oh well its not in my state or it would not be where she is!
LOL. I wish South Carolina would drop into the ocean.
Is it the questions (about her life) that aren't true, or her answers to those questions?
Nikki you are not addressing anything but more scandals. Leave it alone because in the eyes of many viewers you are no better than the governor now except you have on a skirt. You want come out and yes or no but always I am not addressing the issue. First and foremost you are not perfect and stop trying to be like Barbie Palin before you have to end up like her. Leave the mess out of it unless you can truely say I have not but most people in their right mind beleive you did.
Best Wishes, Haley. Fight the slander......
NO defamation lawsuit means guilt!
If her accuser was lying – she would be suing him for slander (at the least).
Where are the lawyers?
Where is the lawsuit?
Why is it that I find it hard to trust somebody with teeth that white?
Come clean, Nikki. What exhausted working woman has lengthy phone calls all night long? Mmmmm?
That's it. Parade the political prerequisite 2.5 children in front of the camera to disprove homosexuality or adultery and prove heterosexual monogamy. It has worked before. If you need more children in the picture, ask Rick Santorum to lend a few dozen.
Sarah has convinced her she can just "lie it away."
Oh good. After being mentioned that she had an affair, she brings a prop to appear in her ad. Wonder how cheap he feels.
Nikki, I have a question. Who has our Government? If our Government is a something that you and your friends can take back, what makes you think you can do better?
The real Dark Side of South Carolina politics is that they're XENOPHOBIC. Any thing or one that strays from the norm must be stamped out. P.S.–I'm from the South.
There may be another shoe to drop.