Get Political Wire by Email:

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."


Political Wire Podcast Engaging conversations about elections and the political issues of the day. Subscribe via iTunes or RSS to get episodes automatically downloaded.