June 14th, 2010
08:57 AM ET
4 years ago

Haley launches her first ad in S.C. runoff

On Monday, Nikki Haley is up with her first TV ad of the South Carolina runoff election.
On Monday, Nikki Haley is up with her first TV ad of the South Carolina runoff election.

(CNN) – South Carolina gubernatorial hopeful Nikki Haley is releasing her first television ad of the Republican runoff election on Monday.

The spot, called "Primary Night," weaves together moments from Haley's victory speech following her dominant win in the GOP primary last Tuesday.

Haley captured nearly half of all votes cast in the race but narrowly missed winning the primary outright against her three opponents. She faces Rep. Gresham Barrett, the second place finisher, in the June 22 runoff election.

Barrett has already launched two upbeat television ads during the runoff featuring a drill sergeant who compliments the congressman on his conservative bona fides.

In her new ad, Haley is seen on stage next to her husband at her primary night celebration in Columbia.

"We said we are not going to have an arrogant, unaccountable government," Haley says in the commercial. "We said no to bailouts and Washington."

"We said no to inside deal-making and backroom politics," she says. "Most importantly, we said yes to South Carolina not just being Republican, but becoming conservative and reminding elected officials who it is that they work for."

The ad concludes with Haley's signature line: "I am a woman that understands through the grace of God, with Him all things are possible."

Haley's campaign told CNN the ad will run statewide.


Filed under: 2010 • Nikki Haley • South Carolina
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Angus McDugan

    Ahhh, you got to hand it to South Carolina. They provide all the entertainment we could ever need in politics. They are the East cost California.

    June 14, 2010 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  2. dale

    Both partiesare getting worried about candidates that don't just roll over when told to. Love it

    June 14, 2010 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  3. Al-NY,NY

    "Most importantly, we said yes to South Carolina not just being Republican, but becoming conservative and reminding elected officials who it is that they work for."
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    So I guess "being Republican" and "becoming Conservative" is having at least 3 politicians in "values" scandals along with mocking stimulus funds AND THEN flaunting "bringing in necessary funds"??....nice hyperbole you loser

    June 14, 2010 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  4. SC, watch out

    you thought the last politicians were tough on SC, this new bunch are crazier

    June 14, 2010 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  5. Donkey Party

    Like "family values" and "common sense", "conservative" is just another meaningless sound bite the right uses, but never, ever adheres to. The GOP are masters at deception, that's the only kudos I'll ever give them. Good job in winning over the mindless who vote against their own self-interests.

    June 14, 2010 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  6. carlos

    The ad concludes with Haley's signature line: "I am a woman that understands through the grace of God, with Him all things are possible."...........and the alaska hag also said the same thing.....CONServatives, repulsive and repugnant

    June 14, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  7. buccakenji

    Not from S.C. but fully support Haley. One can only hope that she is able to carry her message strongly to the state house and make a real difference in the future of S.C. and have that carry forward to other states, especially Michigan.

    June 14, 2010 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  8. Arun

    The republican motto isn't they work for us, but they work for big corps like BP!! Give me a break about working for the people because if they did they would support legislation that helps not just the wealthy, but the middle class and poor!!

    June 14, 2010 10:56 am at 10:56 am |