Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - South Carolina gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley's election night party on Tuesday won't be at the members-only club where she celebrated her big Republican primary win on June 8.
Instead, she and her supporters will gather at the South Carolina State Museum in downtown Columbia.
But Democrats are pointing out that Haley - a state representative and foe of government spending - actually voted to chop the museum's budget just last week.
On June 16, during a special session to consider a slate of Gov. Mark Sanford's budget vetoes, Haley voted to sustain the governor's veto of $1.64 million in operating expenses for the museum.
The state museum had campaigned against the budget cut, enlisting their supporters and patrons to call state legislators and urge them to override the veto.
Sanford's veto eventually failed and the museum money remained in the budget. Haley was one of 27 House members who voted for the budget cut.
"Yes, Nikki voted to reduce funding for the State Museum – in tough budget years responsible public officials prioritize spending," said Haley campaign manager Tim Pearson.
"She's very fond of the museum and its mission, but some things are better left to private sector organizations – organizations like our campaign, which is paying to hold our election night party there."
Haley's opponent for the GOP nomination, Rep. Gresham Barrett, will hold his event Tuesday at his campaign headquarters in Columbia.