S.C. Rep. Nikki Haley – the candidate hand-picked by S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford to carry on his reform agenda – is speaking out against the man whose support she was counting on to catapult her to competitiveness in the 2010 GOP gubernatorial primary.
“I’m not going to screw up like he did,” Haley told members of the Horry County Bar Association on Thursday, according to The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News.
Haley is trying to walk a fine line in the wake of Sanford’s ongoing public implosion, which has left her without a formidable advocate and fund-raising source as she seeks to make her mark in a field of big money, establishment Republican campaigns.
Last week, we wrote extensively (click here) about the impact of Sanford’s troubles on the Haley campaign – an article we’re told did not go over particularly well with Team Nikki.
Oh well, buckle your chin-straps, kids …