Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Nikki Haley will pony up for fundraising trips

The State reports on the conflict of interest for the South Carolina governor and long-shot Veep possibility:

Gov. Nikki Haley’s campaign will pay back thousands to the state this summer for the use of a state-funded security detail in connection with her fundraising trips, the state and the campaign said Monday.

The trips are not related to state business, and state law forbids the use of state resources to further a political campaign.

.... Those trips took Haley to California, New York, Florida, Texas and Washington. The security costs were primarily from lodging and meals for agents on the governor’s security detail, according to SLED.

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2012/04/17/2238090/haley-campaign-will-repay-state.html#storylink=cpy

Controversy seems to find Haley wherever she goes, but it's not clear how manufactured it is.

Some of it seems like out-and-out slander from South Carolina good-ole' boys and fretful Democrats; other concerns are more legitimate.

Regardless, the more stuff like this surrounds her, the less likely her candidacy becomes.