Christie defends RGA chairmanship amid fiscal mess in N.J.
May 21st, 2014
12:47 PM ET
7 months ago

Christie defends RGA chairmanship amid fiscal mess in N.J.

(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie, who chairs the Republican Governors Association, argued Wednesday that fiscal problems back at home in New Jersey aren't clouding his leadership abilities at the RGA.

The group has been aggressively pushing a message that states are better off economically under Republican governors. Christie was asked at a press conference in New York whether that same argument can be made in the Garden State.

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris Christie • Nikki Haley • RGA
A new player steps into South Carolina governor's race
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, shown here at the 2012 Republican National Convention, is a GOP star but Tom Ervin calls her "a disaster."
April 22nd, 2014
09:15 AM ET
8 months ago

A new player steps into South Carolina governor's race

Anderson, South Carolina (CNN) – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is one of the GOP's brightest stars, a 42-year-old Indian-American, a dynamo fundraiser and a favorite of national Republicans eager to showcase diversity in their ranks.

Haley's road to re-election this November has looked smooth of late, thanks to Obamacare's unpopularity in South Carolina, a shrinking unemployment rate and the cautious approach of her Democratic challenger, state Sen. Vincent Sheheen.

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Filed under: 2014 • Nikki Haley • South Carolina
Gov. Haley: Cuts to National Guard a 'slap in the face'
February 24th, 2014
04:40 PM ET
10 months ago

Gov. Haley: Cuts to National Guard a 'slap in the face'

Washington (CNN) – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, whose husband is in the National Guard and recently returned from a one-year deployment to Afghanistan, blasted the Obama administration's decision to make cuts to the reserve military force.

"It really is a slap in the face to anyone who has served over this past decade multiple times and left their life to do this," the Republican governor said Monday. "We have active duty, but the active duty hasn't felt the pain that the National Guard has felt, and this is not how you show your thanks."
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Filed under: Chuck Hagel • Military • Nikki Haley
Two Republican governors happy to embrace Christie on campaign trail
February 24th, 2014
03:44 PM ET
10 months ago

Two Republican governors happy to embrace Christie on campaign trail

Washington (CNN) - Two Republican governors up for re-election this year said Monday they would appear publicly with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie if he came to their states and helped them campaign.

Gov. Nikki Haley, who lives in the crucial presidential primary state of South Carolina, said there are no plans in the books for Christie–the chairman of the Republican Governors Association–to come to her state, but added she expects a visit "at some point."
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Filed under: 2014 • Bill Haslam • Chris Christie • Nikki Haley • RGA
South Carolina governor got a gun from ‘Santa’
December 26th, 2013
01:36 PM ET
12 months ago

South Carolina governor got a gun from ‘Santa’

(CNN) – Like many Americans, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley chose to share what she got for Christmas via social media.

Santa’s gift for the first-term Republican? A semi-automatic pistol.
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Filed under: Nikki Haley
First on CNN: Graham gets support from Nikki Haley
November 21st, 2013
02:26 PM ET
1 year ago

First on CNN: Graham gets support from Nikki Haley

Scottsdale, Arizona (CNN) - One day after Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina declined to endorse his Republican colleague Lindsey Graham's Senate re-election bid, Gov. Nikki Haley took a different track - weighing in with some with hearty praise for Graham, who is facing a primary challenge on the right next year from four different candidates.

While Haley stopped short of formally backing Graham, she made clear that she considers Graham a conservative ally.
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Filed under: Lindsey Graham • Nikki Haley • South Carolina
Haley locks herself out of governor's mansion - in her robe
September 4th, 2013
08:23 PM ET
1 year ago

Haley locks herself out of governor's mansion - in her robe

(CNN) – If a bunch of governors got together and wrote a book on things to avoid when you're a state executive, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley might have an entertaining and lighthearted chapter to contribute.

"What not to do ... getting locked out of the Governor’s mansion in your robe while sending the kids off to school. sigh...#adayinthelife,” Haley wrote on her public Facebook page Wednesday morning.
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Filed under: Nikki Haley • South Carolina
Haley announces re-election bid in South Carolina
August 26th, 2013
08:48 PM ET
1 year ago

Haley announces re-election bid in South Carolina

Greenville, South Carolina (CNN) - Surrounded by a massive American flag, a modest late-summer crowd and three governors with possible designs on the White House, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced Monday that she will seek a second term.

At a brief, sun-drenched outdoor rally in downtown Greenville, Haley, one of the most vulnerable members of the 2010 class of Republican governors, asked for another four years in office and rattled off her accomplishments: more than 37,000 new jobs across the state, welfare reform, tax cuts and rigid opposition to President Barack Obama's health care reform law.

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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • Nikki Haley • Rick Perry • South Carolina • Tim Scott
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to seek re-election
August 12th, 2013
10:16 AM ET
1 year ago

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to seek re-election

(CNN) – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will formally announce her re-election bid Aug. 26, her spokesman confirmed in a Tweet Monday morning.

Haley's planned announcement was first reported by The Greenville News in an article Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey tweeted Monday.
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Filed under: Nikki Haley • South Carolina
First on CNN: Trio of 2016 Republicans heading to South Carolina
August 1st, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

First on CNN: Trio of 2016 Republicans heading to South Carolina

Washington (CNN) – Three prominent Republican governors thought to have designs on the White House will descend on the early primary state of South Carolina later this month to raise money for Gov. Nikki Haley, who is bracing for what could be a tough re-election fight next year.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Texas Gov. Rick Perry will appear as "special guests" at an Aug. 26 fundraiser for Haley in Greenville, according to a copy of an invitation to the event obtained by CNN.
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Filed under: 2016 • Bobby Jindal • Nikki Haley • Rick Perry • Scott Walker • South Carolina
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