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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Nikki Haley Receives $25,000 at New Jersey Fundraiser

Governor Nikki Haley received a check for $25,000 at a New Jersey fundraiser on Wednesday, September 28 in Bridgewater, New Jersey.  The event, sponsored for Haley's benefit, was hosted by the New Jersey Republican Indian Committee and Mayor Anna Little, a Tea Party candidate for Congress in New Jersey's 6th Congressional District.  Event organizers had expressed the hope that any proceeds left over after the contribution to Haley would benefit their own organizations.

Nikki Haley with Mayor Anna Little
Little, the Mayor of Highlands, New Jersey, stated that the sponsors did not pay for Haley's transportation to and from New Jersey and when asked if Haley's check was paid to Haley or a campaign committee, refused any additional comment.  She would also not indicate whether Haley flew to New Jersey on the state plane and/or was accompanied by state provided security officers.  

Yesterday we called the Governor's press secretary, Rob Godfrey, to ask about her out-of-state travel, but our call has not been returned. Sunlit Uplands will be submitting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests pertaining to the Governor's trip to New Jersey.

We'd like to hear from our readers about this story.    Mayor Little lectured us on the wonderful job Governor Haley is doing for us here in South Carolina.  Do you think it is appropriate for our salaried Governor to be spending her time traveling about the country double-dipping and raising personal and/or campaign funds, even if expenses for transportation and security are reimbursed?

Update:  The above photographs of the Nikki Haley fundraiser in New Jersey were pulled from among many on this FaceBook page.

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