Both Republican Nikki Haley and Democrat Vincent Sheheen had their gubernatorial campaigns running full steam ahead on Tuesday.
Polls suggested Nikki Haley was the front-runner heading into Tuesday's South Carolina Republican gubernatorial primary. But controversy is already hounding the avowed reformer – something voters had hoped would be leaving office with current Gov. Mark Sanford.
South Carolina State Representative Nikki Haley is facing three men in the state's GOP primary for governor Tuesday. During the primary campaign, Haley has been accused of having affairs with two separate men.
Polls show women leading four key Republican races heading into the Tuesday primaries.
The law originally was designed to stop the Jim Crow-era lynching of black men. But in recent years, South Carolina's lynching law mainly had targeted African-American gang members.
A panel of the South Carolina House held a hearing into the potential impeachment of Gov. Mark Sanford Tuesday. The state constitution gives lawmakers wide latitude to impeach Sanford, who left the state secretly in June to visit a lover in Argentina.
The focus now shifts to a meeting of state House leaders this weekend. Top of the agenda: Should the legislature start impeachment proceedings against the governor?
This time, it's about politics, not an Argentine mistress. A state senator is investigating whether the governor used state money inappropriately on his travels.
Whether the governor broke South Carolina laws or misused funds while pursuing an illicit affair is the question, said the state's attorney general on Tuesday.