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Nikki Haley Denies Affair With Conservative Blogger

The main question is not whether Nikki Haley had an affair or not, but mainly who launched it. News like this tends to stir a lot of press coverage. I bet it will turn out later that everything was fine and it all was a misunderstanding. But thank you for the coverage anyhow…

A conservative blogger, Will Folks, wrote on his blog:

The truth in this case is what it is. Several years ago, prior to my marriage, I had an inappropriate physical relationship with Nikki.

Will Folks is a political blogger from South Carolina
The Huffington Post reported that Haley considered this as an attack to the race:

“I have been 100 percent faithful to my husband throughout our 13 years of marriage. This claim against me is categorically and totally false,” Haley, a 38-year-old mother of two, said in a statement. “It is quite simply South Carolina politics at its worst.”

Nikki Haley married her husband Michael in 1996. She was recently endorsed by Sarah Palin. As Erick Erickson fromredstate.com wrote:

Internal polling in South Carolina shows the momentum is seriously with Nikki Haley and she is moving into second place rapidly toward first place.

Whether Haley’s campaign for governor will continue to surge is questionable. While the added publicity makes her name more known, the circumstances are probably not optimum.

Haley, a 38-year-old mother of two is trying to become South Carolina’s first female governor.

Update:

The Washingtonpost writes on the Haley Affair:

South Carolina GOP Chairwoman Karen Floyd stood by Haley on Monday. While emphasizing her neutrality, Floyd called the allegations unfair.
“South Carolinians deserve a higher level of political discourse than this, and they frankly deserve a press corps that focuses on real, substantive issues rather than on internet rumor mongering,” Floyd said. “No candidate deserves to have to defend themselves from these kinds of attacks, and South Carolinians are frankly tired of being fed unfounded gossip.”

Posted by on May 24, 2010.

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