Rising GOP star Haley has own history with HPV vaccine fallout
September 16th, 2011
03:40 PM ET
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Rising GOP star Haley has own history with HPV vaccine fallout

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - As the debate over Texas Gov. Rick Perry mandating the HPV vaccine continues between Republican presidential candidates, a woman whose endorsement is coveted by all them, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, has her own complicated history on the issue.

In 2007, shortly before Perry issued an executive order requiring that schoolgirls be vaccinated against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, or HPV, that causes most cervical cancers, Haley was throwing her support behind a similar bill in South Carolina. At the time she was in her second term as a state representative.


Filed under: 2012 • Nikki Haley • Rick Perry
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  1. A Kickin' Donkey

    This is the same type of Big Government intrusiveness that the Republican Party claims that it is against. They are such hypocrits. Where are all the Teavangelists complains against Perry & Haley??

    This double -standard is why the GOP WILL NEVER be a majority party. They repeatedly alienate PRINCIPLED, independent voters. It's in their blood. Do as I say, not as I do. Deception. Citizens are not as partisan as the politicians and we don't buy the rationalizations / explainations for the duplicity.

    September 16, 2011 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  2. John

    That the trouble with Republican and the Tea Party , they keep wanting to take People Right away from them. They are Not happy wanting to run the country , they want to Control the country.

    September 16, 2011 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  3. d

    She is a rising star? lord have mercy on us!

    September 16, 2011 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |