TO: Interested PartiesFROM: Kristin Sosanie, SCDP Communications Director DATE: August 23, 2013
RE: Plugging the holes in Team Haley’s campaign memo
Today, Nikki Haley’s pollster released a memo on the state of the 2014 SC governor’s race. In the memo,Mr. Lerner made big claims about Nikki Haley’s growing support since 2010, but had no
new poll data or information to back up those clai
ms. So here’s the back
-up to plug the holes:
NIKKI HALEY’S GROWING
SUPPORT?NOT IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Savannah voters are surely thankful to Nikki Haley for selling out the Port of Charleston and expandingthe Port in Savannah.
Haley Received $15K from a Georgia fundraiser prior to port deal that gave Savannah anedge over Charlesto
n and hurt the state’s economic future.
“Gov. Nikki Haley faces
increasing questions over her role in a decision that helped Savannah gain a competitiveadvantage over the Port of Charleston, the state's main economic engine. New concerns aroseover two recent events: Haley's refusal to attend a Senate hearing next week on the matter, andrevelations that she raised $15,000 at a Georgia fundraiser 13 days before the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control approved dredging Savannah's harbor. That Nov. 10 approvalcame about six weeks after the agency denied the request over water-quality issues the dredging
would cause.” [Post and Courier, 11/24/11]
Florida voters are likely happy with their new jobs because Bi-Lo relocated their corporate HQ to
Jacksonville due to the obstacles for existing SC businesses during Nikki Haley’s tenure.
130 Lay Offs Announced for South Carolina BI-LO Employees.
In March 2013 BI-LO
Spokesman Brian Wright said “130 employees were being laid off starting next month be
cause of the company's merger with Winn-Dixie. Bi-Lo LLC bought the Jacksonville, Fla.-based grocery
store chain in 2011 for $560 million. The newly merged company will be based in Florida.”
BI-LO Announced Spending $93 Million in Capital Projects, 100 New Jobs for Florida.
“Mayor Alvin Brown and City and state representatives announced… Bi
-Lo would receive $6.6million in incentives to move the headquarters and that the company would add 100 jobs andinvest $93 million in capital projects. The deal also included the pledge to keep 900 local Winn-Dixie jobs at the headquarters, which created more than 1,000 jobs with the additional positions.Brown and JAXUSA Partnership President Jerry Mallot said those headquarters jobs would pay
an average $84,000 a year.” [Jacksonville Daily Record,
5/13/13] International hackers are likely very supportive of Nikki Haley as they make money off the stolenidentities of South Carolinians as a result of the Dept. of Revenue hacking scandal.