SC governor hopeful denies blogger claim of affair
Mon, 24 May 2010 15:08:15 GMT —
A political blogger is claiming he had an affair with South Carolina Republican gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley.
Haley is denying the allegation. It was posted by Will Folks on his blog. He offers no proof of any relationship.
The allegation comes a year after Gov. Mark Sanford famously vanished from the state for five days, later admitting he'd traveled to Argentina to visit his mistress. The scandal ended
Sanford's marriage and led to calls for his resignation. He is term limited and leaves office in January.
Haley is a three-term legislator. She is one of four Republicans seeking the party's gubernatorial nomination.
She's been endorsed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and the state's former first lady, Jenny Sanford. The primary is June 8.