Scott Walker and Nikki Haley are like two peas in a pod - Despite Gov. Nikki Haley’s claim that the investigation into allegations of illegal lobbying hurt her ability to do her job, Haley visited Wisconsin over the weekend to campaign for another beleaguered Republican governor, according to Palmetto Public Record. Gov. Scott Walker faces Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett tomorrow in a highly-polarized recall campaign. Haley has continued to gin up anti-union sentiment over the manufactured outrage toward “Piñatagate,” and is lending her “National Nikki” image to Walker on the Republican Governors Association’s dime.
Dumb Congress, or dumb study? - A new study by Sunlight Foundation, a Washington group that pushes for government transparency, is subjecting Mulvaney and other lawmakers who scored at low grade levels to kidding from their peers and ridicule in other quarters, according to McClatchy Newspapers’ James Rosen. U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), whose reading level ranked below all of Congress, said his thoughts on the study’s method can be summed up with a simple word: hogwash.
7th District attracting most S.C. primary attention - In a primary season without statewide races, most of the attention is focused on South Carolina’s new 7th Congressional District, with 13 candidates vying for major party nominations in the district in the northeastern corner of the state, according to the Associated Press’ Bruce Smith. The new district runs through heavily Republican areas in Horry and Georgetown counties, but some political scientists believe the district isn’t as Republican as it might appear.
Probe could unearth Nikki Haley’s legislative emails - In addition to the prospect of providing sworn testimony under oath, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley could be compelled to turn over previously unreleased correspondence as a legislative panel seeks to determine whether she violated multiple ethics statutes as a member of the S.C. House of Representatives, according to political blogger Will Folks.
Haley probe points to flaw in ethics enforcement - The House Ethics Committee chose the least bad option when it voted Wednesday to reopen its investigation into allegations that Gov. Nikki Haley engaged in illegal lobbying when, as a House member, she tried to convince her fellow legislators and DHEC officials to come to the aid of the hospital that was paying her salary, according to an editorial in The State. But no matter how well the committee handles this matter, there’s a larger problem it can’t cure.
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