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Haley Raises $140,000 From Indian Connections

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley raised $140,000 during a September visit with Indian-American donors in Houston, Texas. Haley’s haul came courtesy of the India House – a 501(c)3 group devoted to “uniting the Indian community.” Haley’s September 21 trip “included a private meeting with an invited list of supporters, many of whom…

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley raised $140,000 during a September visit with Indian-American donors in Houston, Texas.

Haley’s haul came courtesy of the India House – a 501(c)3 group devoted to “uniting the Indian community.”

Haley’s September 21 trip “included a private meeting with an invited list of supporters, many of whom later met her that evening at Hotel ZaZa in the Museum District and donated around $140,000, according to one source, for her re-election campaign next year,” the website India West reported.

The paper quoted extensively from Haley’s remarks, including her familiar (and possibly apocryphal) story about playing kickball in Bamberg, S.C. with white and black children who weren’t sure which team she should be on.

“I just took the ball and ran with it,” Haley told the crowd, “and the kids ran with me. That showed me that all you needed was to go for it and others would follow.”

Say what you want about Haley (and this website has said plenty) but there’s no denying she has “taken the ball and run with it” when it comes to raising campaign cash.

Anyway … our favorite part of the India West story?

This line …

Even though she has grown up in the U.S., married an Anglo and become a Methodist along the way, Haley has never forgotten her roots.

Awwww … that almost sounds like it should be a John Cougar Mellencamp lyric, don’t it?

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15 comments

Buford Pusser October 7, 2013 at 8:18 am

Will, how much are you going to donate to her campaign? Perhaps you will just let your endorsement that will surely come in the summer of 2014 be your donation?

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Zed October 7, 2013 at 9:01 am

He’s already donated to her sperm bank.

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Smirks October 7, 2013 at 8:31 am

Good luck finding anyone inside the state borders who are willing to give this shrew some money. Well, excluding the ones looking for a nice cushy seat on some board.

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Sam October 7, 2013 at 9:55 am

Like that fatty, Ted?

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Elite Caste Sikh Superstar October 7, 2013 at 9:07 am

New Capitol hours:

7-11

Snacks will be available near the front door, nudie magazines only if you ask and gas pumps installed near the north side Confederate memorial, all subsidized by a Federal loan grants.

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jimlewisowb October 7, 2013 at 9:24 am

Bet when Michael read that he is now an “Anglo” he started feeling pretty damn good

Wonder how long it will take before someone tells him Urban Dictionary’s definition of “Anglo”

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Fed up Republican October 7, 2013 at 11:16 am

I screwed up and voted for this psychopath once….NOT AGIN!
Now, everytime I read her crap, or hear her speak, I want to puke and then kick my own A$$!

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JJ October 7, 2013 at 11:58 am

The woman who identifies herself as white on her voter registration form (how do you not link that, Fits?) “has never forgotten her roots”?

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IMMAHANGUPPENLISSEN October 7, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Anyone know what the Rupee exchange rate is these days? What about Slurpees?

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Beachtiger0412 October 8, 2013 at 9:04 pm

I was thinking today wondering what Nikki would do when she wasn’t gov anymore – whether she would buy a motel and run it or a 7-11 store and run it. Oopps – did I say that????

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bobcat October 9, 2013 at 7:48 pm

oh yeah beachtiger, because there’s so much evil in being a business owner and contributing to the economy! IDIOT

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9" October 7, 2013 at 4:54 pm

how does she feel about the washington redskins?

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Walter-White October 7, 2013 at 5:05 pm

There were white kids in a Bamberg public school? Oh that’s right, according to her drivers license she was one of them.

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Beachtiger0412 October 8, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Hmmm… Yeah – she has forgotten her Indian roots – only remembers them when they are giving her money.

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Chandler October 8, 2013 at 9:18 pm

And I thought Lee Atwater was dead.

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