Haley to launch re-election bid this month | The Augusta Chronicle

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Haley to launch re-election bid this month | The Augusta Chronicle

COLUMBIA — South Caro­lina Gov. Nikki Haley finally made it official Monday that she is running for re-election next year.

She will kick off her re-election bid Aug. 26 at a fundraiser in Green­ville with three other GOP governors, campaign spokesman Rob Godfrey said: Wis­con­sin’s Scott Wal­ker, Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal and Texas’ Rick Perry.

The announcement sets up a likely rematch of the 2010 governor’s race, when Haley got 51 percent of the vote and beat Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, of Camden, who received 47 percent. Currently, the two are the only ones seeking their party’s nominations.

Haley’s campaign will tout the declining unemployment rate during her term and the 36,000 new jobs her office has announced since she took office in 2011. Haley has also started reminding people that she signed a bill that could raise up to $1 billion of additional money for the state’s roads through a combination of borrowing, extra revenue and money diverted from other sources.

Sheheen, already on the campaign trail, is talking about how Haley’s leadership has failed, pointing out that the agency leaders she picked or approved have seen state tax data stolen by hackers and a community angered by the response to a tuberculosis outbreak at a Greenwood County school. He is saying Haley ignored education and isn’t doing enough to fix the state’s crumbling highways and bridges.

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