Haley to campaign with Walker in Wisconsin
May 23rd, 2012
09:59 AM ET
2 years ago

Haley to campaign with Walker in Wisconsin

Washington (CNN) - With less than two weeks left before the Wisconsin recall election, Republican Gov. Scott Walker is getting some more out-of-state help.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will campaign alongside Walker, who is facing Democrat Tom Barrett in the recall fight, on June 1, Haley's office told CNN.

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Wisconsin voters go to the polls on June 5 to decide whether to remove Walker from office in the wake of last year's divisive battle over his push to limit the collective bargaining rights of public employee unions.

"Scott Walker's fight is about more than Wisconsin," said Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey. "It's about a courageous governor who goes into office and carries out his promises to his state regardless of the pushback. Gov. Haley admires his strength and will go to Wisconsin and remind them of why we need more of it in our country."

Plans to campaign with Walker were in the works before video surfaced on YouTube Tuesday of a South Carolina labor official beating up a piñata adorned with an image of Haley's face, a clip that rapidly shot around the web and drew sharp condemnation from conservatives.

Haley has been a vocal critic of organized labor since Obama administration regulators threatened to halt the opening of a new Boeing plant in Charleston over a labor dispute.

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Filed under: Nikki Haley • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
soundoff (26 Responses)
  1. Dave

    Go Unions!!!!

    May 23, 2012 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  2. Namejkane fl live FROM ROMNEYCARE BIG DIG IN BOSTON, 15BILLION DALLAR ROMNEY FISCILE CONSERVATIVE FAILED GOV,THREE TIME LOSER

    The union busting Gop is why the southern states have the lowest wages in the nation and their republican masters take all their money out of state .

    May 23, 2012 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  3. Al-NY,NY

    Better not do it Scott. Nimrata has lousy approvals in her own state. Of course you could not care....if so, why not bring in the secessonist Perry too?

    May 23, 2012 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  4. Conrad Murray

    Why is the dothead not working in her own state and creating jobs in South Carolina? Wasting more tax payer money in a fool's crusade to save another job killer. Thanks, Tea Party....where the T stands for treason.

    May 23, 2012 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  5. Bill

    One loser supporting another.

    May 23, 2012 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  6. Chumlee

    Has Haley gone before justice for her impending fraud case? Two peas in a pod here -
    Walker/Haley,Haley/Walker – all a bunch of crooks

    Wake up Wisconsin voters: your future is in your votes

    May 23, 2012 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  7. JustWho

    What's the matter Scott?? You not big enough to handle yourself?

    May 23, 2012 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  8. drod

    Pretty soon the whole circus will be in town with the rest of the clowns: Perry, Palin, Bachmann, Cain, Paul, Gingrich, and Robme.

    May 23, 2012 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  9. Rudy NYC

    Haley has been a vocal critic of organized labor since Obama administration regulators threatened to halt the opening of a new Boeing plant in Charleston over a labor dispute.
    ----------------
    Boeng signed a contract, and then reneged on it by wanting to pack up and move out of state to SC.

    May 23, 2012 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  10. Larry L

    This campaign shows the true values of today's Republican Party. They work against anything that might help the working class and defend any initiatives to help the fat-cats. If you'd like your state to be like the impoverished Southern states, busting the unions is a great way to make that happen!

    May 23, 2012 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  11. Four and The Door

    Scott Walker has done more for Wisconsin than beer and cheese. The unions just didn't get it. The state was in financial trouble and they did the citizens no favors with their greed. It takes someone with the vision and understanding of what a Governor's job is to stand up to the things that were wrong in Wisconsin. California could use someone with Walker's ability to work for the good of the citizens. But CA voters have been fooled again.

    May 23, 2012 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  12. Fair is Fair

    "Why is the dothead not working in her own state and creating jobs in South Carolina? "
    -----
    And they say only conservatives are racist.

    May 23, 2012 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  13. ja

    the majority politicans forget they serve a the voters leisure, and are paid with taxpayer dollars, send the walker and haley home

    May 23, 2012 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  14. mike

    typical blog filled with racist comments. unbelievable how you pathetic libs can be such hypocrits. "dot head"? really? what a bunch of "nazis".

    May 23, 2012 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  15. Sniffit

    "Plans to campaign with Walker were in the works before video surfaced on YouTube Tuesday of a South Carolina labor official beating up a piñata adorned with an image of Haley's face, a clip that rapidly shot around the web and drew sharp condemnation from conservatives."

    And from liberals. That kind of thing is unacceptable. Period.

    "Why is the dothead not working in her own state and creating jobs in South Carolina? "

    Also unacceptable. Shut it.

    "And they say only conservatives are racist."

    No "they" really don't. However, if yuo were capable of understanding nuance, you'd understand that (a) pointing out that GOP/Teatroll policies and their almost 4 year temper tantrum is largely race driven, particularly with respect to issues like the census, redistricting, immigration, imaginary voter fraud, etc., does not simultaneously mean you are denying elements of racism exist elsewhere and (b) responding to those accusations by starting a national campaign to simply call it "racism" whenever such accusations are made, instead of addressing the substance of those accusation, is an impliocit admission of their truth.

    May 23, 2012 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  16. Kansas Cowboy

    Time to bring in the standard attractive conservative woman to fire up the cavemen.

    May 23, 2012 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  17. Thomas

    How much did the tax payers pay for her trip to Europe last year ?

    Like to peas in a pod !

    May 23, 2012 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  18. Four and The Door

    Larry L
    This campaign shows the true values of today's Republican Party. They work against anything that might help the working class...
    _________________________________________________________________________________________________
    A state government going broke does not help the working class in any scenario. But I see you are both feet on board Obama/ Biden 2012's class warfare strategy. Don't you just love to hate?

    May 23, 2012 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  19. MaryM

    Kansas cowboy, so true. Good People of Wisconsin, Walker lies, lies, lies, vote him out of office now before he can do anymore damage to Wisconsin. Haley will not help walker.

    May 23, 2012 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  20. Sniffit

    "Scott Walker has done more for Wisconsin than beer and cheese. "

    I'm pretty sure that even his supporters in WI would find that statement offensive.

    May 23, 2012 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  21. Anonymous

    Fair is Fair

    "Why is the dothead not working in her own state and creating jobs in South Carolina? "
    -–
    And they say only conservatives are racist.
    ===================================

    WTH difference does it matter WHICH side promotes this crap?
    It shouldn't be tolerated from either side.
    A wrong is a wrong is a wrong.

    May 23, 2012 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  22. once upon a horse

    I'm sure her sinking approval numbers are just what Scott Walker needs. It doesn't really matter though, the Koch Brothers and Citizens United have already bought this election.

    May 23, 2012 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  23. Angel

    All eyes should be on Waukesha County that is notoriously known for it's clerk submitting a vote tally days after an election is over that tips the balance of elections in favor of republicans. This county will be Scott Walker's ace in the hole.

    May 23, 2012 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  24. mms55

    the unions get it you don't get @four and the door.his union busting had nothing to do with the budget i don't even live there and i can see that.for way too long the unions have let the gop bad mouth them and the people they protect have been lax.the people who don't believe in barganing rights are to young to know what workers have gone through to get that right.i suggest this labor day everyone tune in to the history channel and learn how important they are.people died for these rights just like they did during the civil rights movement.the people before you paid a heavy price and every worker who is not in management needs to stand and protect those rights weither you work in a union job or not.the wages you recieve now minimum or more are do to unions,they built the middle class .not the corperation,not the goverment.if it were up to corperations you would be payed chinese wages.scott walker isn't doing this for his state he sold you to the koch brothers and wealthy.

    May 23, 2012 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  25. Fair is Fair

    Anonymous

    WTH difference does it matter WHICH side promotes this crap?
    It shouldn't be tolerated from either side.
    A wrong is a wrong is a wrong.
    ---------
    So very, very true.

    May 23, 2012 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
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