The Case Against Nikki Haley 

Exactly why should we vote for Nikki Haley?

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Plagued by controversy


Nikki Haley's gubernatorial run has been anything but an easy ride thus far.

Nov. 2004 — Nikki Haley first elected to state House of Representatives

2007-2009 — Haley paid $42,500 for consulting work for Wilbur Smith Associates

Early 2007 — FITSNews blogger and consultant Will Folks begins working for Haley

Early 2007 — Folks claims he and Haley first share a kiss, make-out in Haley's SUV

Spring 2007 — Folks claims relationship between Haley took place

June 2007 — Folks claims he and Haley ended relationship

June-Aug. 2007 — Lengthy phone calls, some late at night, between Folks and Haley

March 2008 — Folks no longer works for Haley

June 14-15, 2008 — Larry Marchant claims that he and Haley have a one-night affair at a conference in Salt Lake City

Aug. 2008 — Haley joins Lexington Medical Center Foundation as a fundraiser, earns $110,000 a year

Jan. 2010 — Folks and Haley reportedly exchange text message; Folks claims text references prior physical relationship

April — Haley and Lexington Medical part ways under reportedly less than amicable conditions

May 13 — Corey Hutchins of the Free Times (Columbia) calls Folks and asks him if he had an affair with Haley

May 13-22 — Haley Campaign Manager Tim Pearson and Folks discuss what to do about the allegations; no denial is made

May 14 — Hutchins calls Haley to ask if she had an affair with Folks; Pearson denies the charge

May 14 — Sarah Palin endorses Haley at rally

May 17 — Poll putting Haley in the lead for the first time takes place

May 24 — Folks posts on FITSNews that he had an inappropriate physical relationship with Nikki Haley

May 24Free Times posts investigatory story on alleged Folks-Haley affair

June 2 — Marchant makes his claim that he had a one-night stand with Haley

June 8 — Haley wins most votes in GOP primary, but must face off against Gresham Barrett

June 22The State (Columbia) reports that Haley failed to disclose $42,500 in income for consultant work from Wilbur Smith Associates

June 22 — Haley beats Barrett in the runoff

Aug. 4The State reports that Haley, an accountant, routinely filed her taxes late

Sept. 10 — AP reports that Haley's parents' business was penalized for late taxes

Sept. 27The State reports that Haley was paid $110,000 to be a fundraiser for Lexington Medical

Sept. 30 — Conservatives for Truth in Politics speak out against Haley at Statehouse

Oct. 12 — Folks releases an affidavit claiming new details about an alleged affair with Haley

Oct. 15 — Marchant releases an affidavit about his alleged one-night affair with Haley


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