Nikki Haley to introduce Romney at CPAC
March 14th, 2013
07:37 PM ET
1 year ago

Nikki Haley to introduce Romney at CPAC

(CNN) – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will introduce Mitt Romney at a gathering of conservative activists on Friday, a GOP source told CNN.

Haley, who endorsed Romney early in last year's Republican primary contest, wasn't previously listed as a featured speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the annual confab of activists that's taking place this week at a resort just outside Washington in suburban Maryland.
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Gov. Haley blames 'psychotic' Washington for spending cuts
February 25th, 2013
03:26 PM ET
1 year ago

Gov. Haley blames 'psychotic' Washington for spending cuts

(CNN) – Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina blew off some steam Monday, criticizing lawmakers in Washington for letting partisan bickering get in the way of balancing the budget.

"I could not be more frustrated than I am right now. How many more times are the governors going to have to pick up the mess of Washington DC?" she said at a press conference in the nation's capital for the Republican Governors Association.
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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • Debt • Deficit • Nikki Haley • RGA
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's husband deploying to Afghanistan
January 10th, 2013
07:14 PM ET
1 year ago

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's husband deploying to Afghanistan

(CNN) - The husband of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Michael, received a tearful goodbye from his family Thursday as he prepared for a year-long deployment in Afghanistan.

A captain in the South Carolina National Guard, Haley will undergo a month of training in Indiana before beginning his Afghanistan deployment as part of a unit that will teach Afghan farmers to grow sustainable crops.
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Haley names Tim Scott as DeMint's successor
December 17th, 2012
12:50 PM ET
1 year ago

Haley names Tim Scott as DeMint's successor

(CNN) - Saying she was "convinced…he was the right U.S. senator for our state and for our country," Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina announced Monday she was appointing GOP Rep. Tim Scott as Sen. Jim DeMint's successor.

Speaking at the South Carolina state house in Columbia, Haley said the conservative Republican had "earned the seat" by virtue of his personality and record. Scott will become the Senate's only African-American member and the GOP's second African-American senator since Reconstruction.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jim DeMint • Nikki Haley • Senate • South Carolina
Breaking: Haley to name Tim Scott to Senate seat
December 17th, 2012
09:40 AM ET
1 year ago

Breaking: Haley to name Tim Scott to Senate seat

(CNN) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will name GOP Rep. Tim Scott as the replacement for outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint, according to Republican sources in South Carolina and Washington.

Haley will announce the pick at noon Monday.

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McMaster not Haley's pick for SC Senate seat
Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina is retiring from the Senate at the end of the year.
December 17th, 2012
08:51 AM ET
1 year ago

McMaster not Haley's pick for SC Senate seat

(CNN) – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called former state Attorney General Henry McMaster at 10 p.m. Sunday night to tell him he will not be the pick to replace outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint, a Republican source told CNN Monday.

McMaster was one of five Republicans on Haley's short list of potential Senate appointees.
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Filed under: Jim DeMint • Nikki Haley • South Carolina
First on CNN: Haley finalizes short list for DeMint seat
December 11th, 2012
11:34 AM ET
1 year ago

First on CNN: Haley finalizes short list for DeMint seat

Washington (CNN) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has whittled down the list of people she is considering for Jim DeMint's soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat to five people, a Republican close to the governor told CNN on Tuesday.

Her final choices for the seat are Rep. Tim Scott, Rep. Trey Gowdy, former state Attorney General Henry McMaster, former South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford and Catherine Templeton, a conservative attorney chosen by Haley to head the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.
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Filed under: Jim DeMint • Nikki Haley • Senate • South Carolina • Tim Scott
Haley plans no 'placeholder' for DeMint's Senate seat
December 10th, 2012
01:52 PM ET
1 year ago

Haley plans no 'placeholder' for DeMint's Senate seat

Washington (CNN) – After spending the weekend considering replacements for retiring Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced Monday that she will not appoint a "placeholder" senator who will hold the office until a special election is held in 2014.

"As I continue to consider the impending U.S. Senate vacancy, many have discussed the possibility of a 'placeholder' appointee who would pledge to serve for only two years and not seek election to the seat in 2014," Haley said in a statement released by her office. "While there are some good arguments in favor of that approach, I believe the better case is against it."
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Filed under: Jim DeMint • Nikki Haley • Senate • South Carolina • Tim Scott
Spilled milk: Haley dismisses Colbert Senate interest
December 7th, 2012
12:30 PM ET
1 year ago

Spilled milk: Haley dismisses Colbert Senate interest

(CNN) - The swell of online support for Republican South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to appoint comedy show host Stephen Colbert to her state's open U.S. Senate seat hasn't gone unnoticed by the Palmetto State Republican, who pointed out one hangup on her Facebook Friday.

"Stephen, thank you for your interest in South Carolina's U.S. Senate seat and for the thousands of tweets you and your fans sent me," Haley wrote, before delivering one piece of archive material that could sink Colbert's chances.
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Filed under: Nikki Haley • Stephen Colbert
Nikki Haley will appoint DeMint successor 'quickly'
December 7th, 2012
10:38 AM ET
1 year ago

Nikki Haley will appoint DeMint successor 'quickly'

(CNN) - South Carolina's Republican governor said Friday she was working quickly to appoint a replacement to retiring Sen. Jim DeMint's seat in the U.S. Senate, writing she was looking to put a similar-minded conservative in the Upper Chamber.

"Appointing a new member of the U.S. Senate is a solemn duty, and I take this responsibility with utmost seriousness. I will make this decision in a manner that is thoughtful and dignified, but also quickly," Gov. Nikki Haley wrote Friday.
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Filed under: Jim DeMint • Nikki Haley
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