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Nikki Haley Hits $2 Million Mark

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has $2 million in the bank in her bid for reelection, according to documents filed this week with the S.C. State Ethics Commission. The first-term “Republican” raised $600,000 in the most recent fundraising quarter – from January through March – and spent $122,000. All told, Haley has…

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has $2 million in the bank in her bid for reelection, according to documents filed this week with the S.C. State Ethics Commission.

The first-term “Republican” raised $600,000 in the most recent fundraising quarter – from January through March – and spent $122,000. All told, Haley has raised $2.7 million on her reelection bid – and spent $700,000.

That’s a burn rate of 38.5 percent …

Among her most controversial contributions? A $1,500 check from Ed Giobbe, her status quo appointee to the S.C. Retirement System Investment Commission (SCRSIC). Last month Giobbe led an effort to censure S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis – the only member of the board pushing for transparency and reform of the underperforming fund. In fact ever since Haley appointed him to this board, Giobbe has been voting against the best interests of taxpayers – most notably keeping corrupt commission chairman Reynolds Williams at his post despite an ongoing criminal investigation into Williams’ self-serving deals.

Curiously, Giobbe ponied up to Haley’s campaign a few weeks after we called on Haley to dismiss him …

Haley also took contributions from several political action committees affiliated with the “Myrtle Beach Mafia” – a corrupt cabal of big government backers who support the ongoing taxpayer subsidization of our state’s tourism marketing efforts.

Also of note aircraft manufacturer Boeing – which is about to receive another multimillion dollar subsidy from the state – ponied up $2,500 to Haley’s campaign. Meanwhile “Government Motors” political action committee pitched in with $1,000.

Another controversial contribution came from Georgia attorney Eric Tanenblatt – who helped organize a fundraiser for Haley in the wake of the “Savannah River Sellout,” her controversial decision to support a government-funded Georgia port project at the expense of a private sector port in Jasper County, S.C.

Tanenblatt gave Haley $1,000 last quarter – part of a $30,000 Haley haul from the Peach State.

On the expense side Haley paid her top advisor – former chief of staff Tim Pearson – $16,000 during the first quarter. Her fundraiser, Marisa Crawford, received $20,000. Haley also paid $10,000 to a Texas company as a “fundraising expense” – part of another major cash haul from the Lone Star State.

Haley received a whopping 48 contributions from Texas-based companies – most of them insurance firms – during the last quarter. How much money are we talking about? Roughly $90,000 – most of it received toward the end of last month.

Meanwhile Haley’s 2010 opponent – S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D-Camden) – opened a 2014 campaign organization with a $500 check from himself. Sheheen announced his plans to run for governor again earlier this week.

Developing …

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Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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50 comments

? April 11, 2013 at 9:42 am

“Nikki Haley has $2 million in the bank in her bid for reelection”

That’s a lot of blowjobs. Now I know what she wears the hooker boots all the time…I think…do they cover the knees? I can’t remember.

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? April 11, 2013 at 9:42 am

“Nikki Haley has $2 million in the bank in her bid for reelection”

That’s a lot of blowjobs. Now I know what she wears the hooker boots all the time…I think…do they cover the knees? I can’t remember.

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southmauldin April 11, 2013 at 9:43 am

In a year, all you idiots who posted that you voted for her the first time but never would vote for her again, have a chance to atone.
Don’t fuck it up.

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Smirks April 11, 2013 at 10:51 am

Some of them won’t. Enough of them will, though. She’ll easily win her primary (after all, the people who show up for the GOP primary are dumb enough to vote for Gingrich of all people), and come November:

“Haley’s TERRIBLE! TERRIBLE! But I guess I can’t vote for a Democrat so I’ll be a good little tool, hold my nose, and vote straight ticket yet again. Gee golly, why does nothing change in this state? I vote the same way every damn time!”

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katlaurenscounty April 11, 2013 at 11:10 am

unfortunately, +10000. Vote rhetoric!! Ignore Nikki’s lying incompetence!! Support status quo corruption!!

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southmauldin April 11, 2013 at 11:48 am

You are correct. Nobody has the balls to primary her, including Talking Toad Tom Davis, and she will cruise back in as long as Sheheen doesn’t fight back against all of those ‘liberal trial lawyer union supporter’ claims being put out there by that fat POS Pearson and the Amway salesman Connelly.

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Maggie Mae April 11, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Why do you HAVE TO vote straight ticket???

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Yokum April 11, 2013 at 1:16 pm

It takes little thought to maintain the status quo in SC. It’s easy, involves no argumentation with others. It’s the lazy way out. SC is right there with Mississippi.

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southmauldin April 11, 2013 at 9:43 am

In a year, all you idiots who posted that you voted for her the first time but never would vote for her again, have a chance to atone.
Don’t fuck it up.

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Smirks April 11, 2013 at 10:51 am

Some of them won’t. Enough of them will, though. She’ll easily win her primary (after all, the people who show up for the GOP primary are dumb enough to vote for Gingrich of all people), and come November:

“Haley’s TERRIBLE! TERRIBLE! But I guess I can’t vote for a Democrat so I’ll be a good little tool, hold my nose, and vote straight ticket yet again. Gee golly, why does nothing change in this state? I vote the same way every damn time!”

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katlaurenscounty April 11, 2013 at 11:10 am

unfortunately, +10000. Vote rhetoric!! Ignore Nikki’s lying incompetence!! Support status quo corruption!!

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southmauldin April 11, 2013 at 11:48 am

You are correct. Nobody has the balls to primary her, including Talking Toad Tom Davis, and she will cruise back in as long as Sheheen doesn’t fight back against all of those ‘liberal trial lawyer union supporter’ claims being put out there by that fat POS Pearson and the Amway salesman Connelly.

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Maggie Mae April 11, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Why do you HAVE TO vote straight ticket???

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Yokum April 11, 2013 at 1:16 pm

It takes little thought to maintain the status quo in SC. It’s easy, involves no argumentation with others. It’s the lazy way out. SC is right there with Mississippi.

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shifty henry April 11, 2013 at 9:59 am

Perhaps she also uses both hands. Anybody notice her long slender fingers?

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jimlewisowb April 11, 2013 at 9:59 am

Well done

A post with no profanity, no snide comments, no double-entendres

Refreshing to say the least

Nice to see that the People’s Governor is doing so well in raising money. Over $2,000,000. That is a lot of money, a lot of love

No doubt the People’s Governor and her competent staff will spend so much money judiciously to guarantee her re-election whereby the People’s Governor can continue her programs to make South Carolina a model state for the nation, for the world, for the universe

Peace and love to all

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? April 11, 2013 at 10:04 am

Who the hell is this? What, did someone deliver a pod to Jim Lewis’s door? Fuck the pod people.

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Beatle Dennis April 11, 2013 at 10:07 am

Money can’t buy but so many votes.

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shifty henry April 11, 2013 at 10:07 am

Hmmmmm……..complaments? complemants? complomints? — DAMN! What can I say nice about Nikki?

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katlaurenscounty April 11, 2013 at 10:58 am

HAHAHA delicious sarcasm!! That’s it I’m rofl. JIMLEWISOWB FOR FITS WRITER!!!!!

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shifty henry April 11, 2013 at 9:59 am

Perhaps she also uses both hands. Anybody notice her long slender fingers?

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jimlewisowb April 11, 2013 at 9:59 am

Well done

A post with no profanity, no snide comments, no double-entendres

Refreshing to say the least

Nice to see that the People’s Governor is doing so well in raising money. Over $2,000,000. That is a lot of money, a lot of love

No doubt the People’s Governor and her competent staff will spend so much money judiciously to guarantee her re-election whereby the People’s Governor can continue her programs to make South Carolina a model state for the nation, for the world, for the universe

Peace and love to all

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? April 11, 2013 at 10:04 am

Who the hell is this? What, did someone deliver a pod to Jim Lewis’s door? Fuck the pod people.

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Beatle Dennis April 11, 2013 at 10:07 am

Money can’t buy but so many votes.

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shifty henry April 11, 2013 at 10:07 am

Hmmmmm……..complaments? complemants? complomints? — DAMN! What can I say nice about Nikki?

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katlaurenscounty April 11, 2013 at 10:58 am

HAHAHA delicious sarcasm!! That’s it I’m rofl. JIMLEWISOWB FOR FITS WRITER!!!!!

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Carrie April 11, 2013 at 10:02 am

With that amount of money, are you sure she is not running for a national office?
Bush/Haley 2016.

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Carrie April 11, 2013 at 10:02 am

With that amount of money, are you sure she is not running for a national office?
Bush/Haley 2016.

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Isotope Soap April 11, 2013 at 10:32 am

Maybe Koch funded AFP can throw away another 3 million on anti Sheheen ads.

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Isotope Soap April 11, 2013 at 10:34 am

Sorry, like they did for Tammy Baldwin…

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Isotope Soap April 11, 2013 at 10:32 am

Maybe Koch funded AFP can throw away another 3 million on anti Sheheen ads.

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Isotope Soap April 11, 2013 at 10:34 am

Sorry, like they did for Tammy Baldwin…

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Trout r limited April 11, 2013 at 10:35 am

Buy a damn suit already. A power suit of high thread count, some polyester but for the love of GOD ALMIGHTY, burn that sofa cover, PLEASE. It looks like the cat got it’s claws stuck in it.

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rwwllms April 11, 2013 at 11:31 am

I’ve been thinking the same for almost two years now. Who dresses her? They should be fired.

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Who knows April 11, 2013 at 11:58 am

She’s being thrifty, maybe?

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Maggie Mae April 11, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Thank you! I am glad somebody else has noticed that Nikki Haley has maybe 4 suits that she rotates and then she has this awful pantsuit from the 70’s. Someone made a comment at the RNC that it took guts to wear the same suit two days in a row. Gee, wonder if she didn’t go back to her hotel room that night????

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Trout r limited April 11, 2013 at 10:35 am

Buy a damn suit already. A power suit of high thread count, some polyester but for the love of GOD ALMIGHTY, burn that sofa cover, PLEASE. It looks like the cat got it’s claws stuck in it.

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rwwllms April 11, 2013 at 11:31 am

I’ve been thinking the same for almost two years now. Who dresses her? They should be fired.

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Who knows April 11, 2013 at 11:58 am

She’s being thrifty, maybe?

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Maggie Mae April 11, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Thank you! I am glad somebody else has noticed that Nikki Haley has maybe 4 suits that she rotates and then she has this awful pantsuit from the 70’s. Someone made a comment at the RNC that it took guts to wear the same suit two days in a row. Gee, wonder if she didn’t go back to her hotel room that night????

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Active Voter April 11, 2013 at 10:41 am

I care not how much money she has, she cannot buy my vote for any amount!

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lowcorider April 11, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Hell yes!!!!!!

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Active Voter April 11, 2013 at 10:41 am

I care not how much money she has, she cannot buy my vote for any amount!

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Lowcorider April 11, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Hell yes!!!!!!

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Libtard April 11, 2013 at 10:43 am

how much of this money has come from donors linked to the Georgia Port Authority?

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shifty henry April 11, 2013 at 10:47 am

Where is BigT? Is he out and about extorting donations for Nikki?

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Libtard April 11, 2013 at 10:43 am

how much of this money has come from donors linked to the Georgia Port Authority?

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shifty henry April 11, 2013 at 10:47 am

Where is BigT? Is he out and about extorting donations for Nikki?

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Maggie Mae April 11, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Of course Nikki Haley has that much money – she doesn’t do anything but fund raise. She doesn’t have time to do anything as petty as acting like a governor – her more important job is fund raising so she can climb the republican national ladder.

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Maggie Mae April 11, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Of course Nikki Haley has that much money – she doesn’t do anything but fund raise. She doesn’t have time to do anything as petty as acting like a governor – her more important job is fund raising so she can climb the republican national ladder.

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