The Fix: In the other marquee contest of the night, South Carolina state Rep.Nikki Haley (R) weathered a series of personal attacks to narrowly miss winning the Republican gubernatorial nomination outright tonight. She will advance to a June 22 runoff as a clear favorite for the GOP nod.
Haley stood at 49 percent of the vote, well ahead of Rep. Gresham Barrett who took 22 percent. The Associated Press called a runoff shortly before 10 pm eastern time, however, concluding that Haley would not break 50 percent of the vote. State Attorney General Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer lagged far behind.
Bummer. I was really hoping that Nikki Haley would have completely dusted all of these sleazy clowns. That would have put an end to the fun and games of the Good Old Boys Network in SC.
On the bright side, now that Haley only faces Barrett, it will be a lot harder for him to hide dirty tricks and sleazy attacks. In the end, I think Haley will power right past Gresham Barrett and secure the GOP nomination once and for all. Come on South Carolinians, do the right thing.
Via: The Fix