Flanked by a trio of GOP governors, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley (RINO-Lexington) kicked off her 2014 reelection bid outside of the Bi-Lo Center in downtown Greenville, S.C. this week.

FITS’ associate opinion editor Amy Lazenby was in attendance at the event, and snapped several pictures of Haley and her invited guests – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

What did Lazenby think of the governor’s announcement?

“Same old GOP tripe about having kept her campaign promises on job creation despite clear evidence to the contrary in SC’s unemployment numbers,” she told us.

Indeed. Democrats have been pounding Haley on her economic record (or lack thereof) for weeks – aided by the Palmetto State’s less-than-stellar recent employment reports.

“She’s running on job creation, getting people off food stamps, and saying no to the federal government,” Lazenby added. “Numbers reveal she hasn’t done the first two, and South Carolina is still a ‘taker state,’ meaning we get more money back from the federal government than we pay in.”

Anyway, enjoy the pics …

Pics: Mrs_Laz