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Bachmann Tax Day Rally Flops

Tea Party favorite says she 'can't wait to go up against President Obama'

(Newser) - South Carolina didn't exactly roll out the red carpet for devout Tea Partier and possible GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Monday. Only around 300 people—including political operatives and members of the media—turned up at a Tax Day rally in Columbia, about a tenth of the number... More »

Blogger Swears to Nikki Haley Affair in Affidavit

Alleged lobbyist lover says he'll follow suit; Haley denies everything

(Newser) - Conservative blogger Will Folks is sticking to his guns about his alleged affair with Nikki Haley, giving a sworn affidavit in which he says he had “romantic encounters” with the would-be governor in his apartment, her Statehouse office, and her Cadillac. “Rep. Haley specifically requested that I notify... More »

Nikki Haley's New Ad: Meet My Husband

SC candidate says she's seen the 'dark side' of politics

(Newser) - Nikki Haley's new TV ad in South Carolina addresses the flap over her unsubstantiated sex scandal without exactly mentioning it. "I’ve seen the dark side of our state’s politics," says the GOP gubernatorial candidate. The short spot ends with her introducing her husband, notes Talking Points... More »

Folks: There's a 'Compromising' Haley Pic

Conservative blogger is gathering witnesses

(Newser) - Nikki Haley's situation just got a little stickier: There is apparently a photo floating around of the would-be gov and Will Folks in a “compromising position.” Folks revealed this little tidbit yesterday; ironically, he knows about the photograph because in early 2009 someone (who hired a private investigator... More »

Blogger Shares Texts About Haley Affair

Will Folks first tried to suppress rumor, then went public

(Newser) - Will Folks, the conservative blogger who says he had an affair with gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley, has released a long string of text messages that he says prove he didn't betray Haley's campaign. The transcript, which you can read on Folks' FITSNews , shows Folks' furiously texting GOP operative Will Donehue,... More »

Are Sex Scandals a Guy Thing?

Or do we just ignore the indiscretions of women?

(Newser) - Nikki Haley joined an elite club when she was accused yesterday of having an affair with a blogger: women who've been caught in sex scandals. Women seem to get the scarlet letter treatment a lot less than men, writes Rebecca Dana of the Daily Beast . Are they more prudent, or... More »

Sanford's Would-Be Successor Denies Affair

SC governor hopeful Nikki Haley denies blogger's claim

(Newser) - A political blogger claimed today that he had an affair several years ago with a married Republican vying to become the state's first female governor. Rep. Nikki Haley vehemently denied the allegation, made in a post on Will Folks' blog that contained no proof. Haley called the claim a "... More »

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