Nikki Haley Faces Second Accusation of Affair

Nikki Haley, candidate for governor in South Carolina, has been shooting down rumors she had an affair with conservative blogger Will Folks. Folks wrote: "Several years ago, prior to my marriage, I had an inappropriate physical relationship with Nikki. That's it."

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Haley's camp quickly denied the rumor, saying it was "South Carolina politics at its worst."

"I have been 100 percent faithful to my husband throughout our 13 years of marriage," Haley said in a statement given to a local TV station. "This claim against me is categorically and totally false."

Now she's similarly denying charges by Larry Merchant, a lobbyist and former campaign worker for Haley's opponent in the state's Republican primary, that she had a one night stand with Merchant in 2008.

Haley's camp has called the rumor bunk as well. Haley has promised to resign should she be elected governer and these claims later proved to be true.
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