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SCDP Launches “Nikki Haley Facts” Website



Columbia, SC – After Governor Haley announced her bid for re-election at a pitifully small rally in Greenville this week, the South Carolina Democratic Party launched to help voters get the real facts of how South Carolina has fared under Nikki Haley and what four more years would mean for middle-class families and businesses in the state.

“Nikki Haley has been an utter failure for South Carolina, its people and its businesses. They deserve to know the facts as they consider whether she deserves a second term,” said Jaime Harrison, SCDP Chairman. “Haley’s failures are ever-present in the lives of South Carolina’s families – every hour when they worry about their jobs and making ends meet, every day when they drive to work on crumbling roads, every month when they have to check their credit report hoping their identity hasn’t been stolen, and every year when they send their children back to still-struggling schools. Governor Haley has not earned a second term in office.”

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A few facts from Nikki Haley’s record of failure:

FACT: Under Nikki Haley South Carolina is one of the toughest places to achieve the American Dream. [, 4/1/13]

FACT: South Carolina has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, and has for the past decade. [BLS]

FACT: Nikki Haley received $15,000 from a Georgia fundraiser prior to a port deal she engineered that gave Savannah an economic edge over Charleston and the state of South Carolina. [Post and Courier, 11/24/11]

FACT: Nikki Haley waited more than 2 weeks to inform 6.4 million consumers and businesses in South Carolina that they were at risk for identity theft because their tax information had been hacked and stolen under her watch. [The State, 1/4/13]

FACT: Nikki Haley’s administration kept a TB outbreak at a public school secret for two months while dozens of children were recklessly exposed to tuberculosis. [The State, 7/19/13]

FACT: Nikki Haley had to reimburse the state $9,500 for ethics violations after she used the state plane for political purposes. She continues to misuse the state plane, flying campaign staff 43 times in one year [Associated Press, 10/8/12] [The State, 5/16/2013]

FACT: Under Nikki Haley public colleges have some of highest tuition in South. [The State, 7/13/13]

FACT: South Carolina is ranked fifth-worst in kids’ overall wellbeing, dropping nine spots from last year in the economic wellbeing of children. [AP, 6/24/13]

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