South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is heading out of state for the first time since announcing that a hacker stole Social Security numbers from millions of taxpayers.
Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey says the governor will leave Monday night for Chicago. She is the featured speaker for a luncheon Tuesday, and her remarks will follow a panel discussion titled "The Road Ahead After the 2012 Election."
Haley will then be in Washington on Wednesday to be the guest speaker at a Republican Governors Association breakfast before returning to South Carolina.
Godfrey says Haley will also meet with the state's congressmen about issues she needs their help on, including computer security.
Haley campaign spokesman Tim Pearson says the governor will not hold any fundraisers during the trip.