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.