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Every now and then we break a good piece of exclusive news and today is no exception. One of our readers sent in a tip to us that included an invitation to a previously unreported last minute fundraiser benefiting embattled GOP Nominee for the First Congressional District Mark Sanford. That's not really newsworthy but the fact that Governor Nikki Haley will headline the event is. 

Haley and Sanford haven't had an entirely rocky past. In fact it was Jenny Sanford who in 2009 contributed to Haley's Gubernatorial primary. It was a rather big deal as it signaled to the Sanford faithful that Haley was their top pick to replace the term limited Governor. 

The fundraiser will be held in Charleston and the cheapest sponsor ticket is $1,000 per person according to the invitation. More importantly this sends a signal to the women of the First Congressional District that Mark Sanford can be trusted. This shot in the arm comes at a time when Sanford has needed it most. In fact, we can't remember any other time in Sanford's career over the past decade when his fate wasn't in his own hands. To be certain Sanford will owe Haley a debt of gratitude.

It's important to remember that Governor Haley has a lot riding on a Sanford victory as well. In 2012 she appointed then Congressman Tim Scott to fill out retiring US Senator Jim DeMint's term. While Haley stayed out of the crowded 16 member GOP Primary and even refused to get involved in the run-off she knows she can't stand on the sidelines while Sanford flails in the wind. Her legacy depends on his victory too. She knows the Republican faithful well enough to know that it is not out of the realm of possibility that they might place some blame on her if the First Congressional District doesn't stay in Republican hands. So far Haley has been a good Republican and stepped up to the plate.



04/29/2013 1:50pm

Too little too late. The 2 most unpopular Republicans in the state getting together to raise money for a losing congressional race

04/29/2013 2:18pm

I second that too little too late. Nikki Haley and Mark Sanford have a lot in common - both of them are liars and cheats and both have sold out SC for self serving items.

Plane man
04/29/2013 6:26pm

Liars and cheats ? Thats right you dumbasses just keep eating your young and see where that gets the party !

04/30/2013 1:37pm

Did you watch the debates last night? Sanford knew the issues and knew what needed to be done to help this state and this nation, while the other candidate touched on her 20 years of experience with the shipping industry, her single parenthood, her gender, and her personal comments on Sanford's personal history...ala..JFK, Clinton, FDR, shall we go on. She has no political experience, but she does have a bagful of funding from out of state special interests...come on folks...wake up...start voting for the best person to fill this void. Do you really want another person in Congress who preserves the status quo, or do you want someone who knows how to get things done. This lady has a past history also...ala almost had children taken by social services...

05/02/2013 8:11am

These negative comments sound like something out of liberal mouths. This country is on the brink of complete disaster and you have the unmitigated gall to call names. Look, the biggest cheat in history will always be Bill Clinton and the biggest liar is residing in the White House. We don't need another socialist democrat in Congress.

05/01/2013 5:43pm

If he is such a loser where are all the candidates that ran against him in recent monthes. Dumb mistakes he did for the number one reason any man makes a mistake, but the people he represented put him back against all others. Do you think people would react that way if they didin't want him as their rep?

Bryant L Metler
05/01/2013 11:03pm

Go, Mark, beat the Hell out of the Democrats, and keep the votes going Republican. We have to do all we can to save this nation from the Gimmecrats!

05/02/2013 2:34pm

Mark Sanford unpopular? In a field of 16 Republicans he received a larger number of votes than the 2 Democrats combined! Unpopular, I don't think that is really true. I will proudly cast my vote for Mark.


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