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August 26, 2013


Haley Kicks Off Re-Election with National Feel

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) announces her candidacy for a second term today, "flanked by three other high-profile GOP governors," the Greenville News reports.

"Haley, who rose from obscurity in a 2010 primary crowded with well-known political figures to become the state's first woman governor, will be joined by Rick Perry of Texas, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Scott Walker of Wisconsin - all considered possible presidential candidates in 2016."

First Read: "Haley is probably the most vulnerable GOP governor up for re-election in 2014 who's not from a swing state or blue state. And it's because of that vulnerability that has us scratching our heads as to why she's surrounding herself with national GOP leaders at her re-election announcement. Is she running for re-election? Or launching a campaign to become national surrogate or a cabinet secretary for the next Republican presidency? Seems like an odd decision to send the message locally that she's focused NATIONALLY."












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