Landslide! Nikki Haley and Tim Scott Win Big In South Carolina GOP Runoff!

What a great night for common sense conservatism. Two really strong candidates, Nikki Haley and Tim Scott won their runoff contests by huge margins, as expected. Both candidates are solid reformers, and both candidates are endorsed by Sarah Palin.

The latest results have Haley with a 26 point victory, and Scott winning an absolute blowout with a 38 point margin over his rival.

From Fox News.com:

State Rep. Nikki Haley, an Indian American woman, smashed a glass ceiling in South Carolina politics Tuesday by winning her bid to represent the Republican Party in November’s gubernatorial race.

Haley is the first South Carolina woman to lead a major party ticket and will face Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen to succeed term-limited Gov. Mark Sanford.

Haley was little known just months ago, but got a crucial boost with early support from former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and the Tea Party movement.

Haley beat U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett in Tuesday’s runoff, riding the backlash against the state’s notoriously rough-and-tumble politics.

She picked up the support of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and popular former South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford.

With her victory, state Rep. Haley moved one step closer to becoming the first female governor in the conservative-leaning state. She brushed aside allegations of marital infidelity and an ethnic slur to come within a percentage point of winning the gubernatorial nod outright on June 8. And with 40 percent of the precincts reporting in the runoff, she led with 63 percent of the vote to Rep. Gresham Barrett’s 37 percent.

[Tim] Scott, also a state lawmaker, hoped to become South Carolina’s first black GOP congressman in more than a century. Scott, who has the backing of several Republican leaders in Washington, led Paul Thurmond, the son of the late U.S. Sen. and former segregationist Strom Thurmond in the runoff. The GOP-leaning district stretches down the Carolina coast and includes Fort Sumter where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.

If elected to the House, Scott would be the GOP’s first black lawmaker since Oklahoma’s J.C. Watts retired in 2003.

You can read more here.

This is outstanding news for America, and yet another step towards taking our country back, but as we all know, we still have a battle ahead. We now have to turn these landslide primary victories to huge wins come November.

If you haven’t already, check out Nikki’s website www.nikkihaley.com From there you can follower her on Facebook and Twitter.

For those not familiar with Tim Scott, here’s a short video that sums up his philosophy nicely:

This is the kind of man we need in Congress. You can make that happen. Go to www.votetimscott.com and get involved.

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9 responses to “Landslide! Nikki Haley and Tim Scott Win Big In South Carolina GOP Runoff!

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  3. It is a great victory for Nikki and Tim! The first of many to come! I just joined Blogs 4 Palin and found you on that blogroll. Two of my blogs are on the home page roll now, TOTUS and National Tea Party. Look forward to visiting in the future.

    • Gary P

      Awesome! Welcome to the group. Nice blog BTW.

      Last night was incredibly historic. Nikki the first woman in South Carolina’s top spot on the ticket, for either party, and Tim will be the first black Republican nominee in over 100 years. Of course, while that’s cool, the big news are both of these are strong, no nonsense Conservatives.

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  8. Joy

    I’m thrilled that African-Americans are becoming more visible among Conservative Republicans and Tea Partiers – it send such a positive message and gives the lie to all those who angrily hurl the epithet “racist!” at all of us. Of course, as we used to taunt in kindergarden, “It takes one to know one!!” These race-baiters are getting WAY out of hand and, in fact, have so over-used that expression that it has almost lost its power to shock and serve notice – much as the inflammatory words, “fascist” and “Hitler,” have been so over-used and, for the most part, erroneously so, that the original sting is slowly eroding. After all, if everyone’s a “racist,” “fascist” or “Hitler,” then NO ONE is any of those things!!

    I’m always amused when Greg Gutfeld of “Red Eye” on Fox News, ends his opening rant with the obviously VERY tongue-in-cheek, “And if you don’t believe THAT, then you, sir, are worse than Hitler!” No one delivers that line with more dripping sarcasm that Gutfeld – what a great piece of schtick!

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