Haley will seek reelection

August 12, 2013

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) will seek reelection in 2014, her spokesman said Monday.

Haley will make her bid official at a previously planned Aug. 26 rally in Greenville that will include Sen. Tim Scott (R) and Govs. Scott Walker (R-Wis.), Bobby Jindal (R-La.) and Rick Perry (R-Texas).

Spokesman Rob Godfrey, in a statement, cited the big response to the rally.

"And once we did that, Governor Haley decided that we might as well make it official – she’s running for reelection," Godfrey said.

Haley, who has a young family and whose husband was recently deployed to Afghanistan, suggested in recent weeks that she may not seek another term.

Despite Haley being hailed as a future leader of the GOP following her 2010 victory, polls suggest she faces a tough race for reelection in a likely rematch with state Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D).

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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