Columbia, S.C. – Today, the South Carolina Club for Growth PAC announced its endorsement of Governor Nikki Haley.
Since her inauguration three years ago Haley has worked to drop the unemployment rate, lower taxes on small businesses and reform state government.
“Over the last three years Governor Haley has shown that she is serious about improving South Carolina’s economy, and reforming its government. When the SC Club for Growth PAC endorsed her in 2010 we knew she was the best choice. She has proven that again and again. We proudly endorse Gov. Haley’s candidacy for reelection,” said SC Club for Growth Chairman Dave Ellison.
When Haley first took office, South Carolina’s unemployment rate was 10.6 percent. As of this spring, unemployment was 5.7 percent – the lowest since April of 2008, and below the national average. Thanks to Haley’s hard work, more South Carolinians have quality jobs.
Lowering unemployment and lowering taxes go hand in hand. Thanks to Haley’s hard work, taxes on small businesses were reduced from 5 percent to 3 percent. This is a 40% drop in taxes for small businesses, which means more jobs for South Carolinians.
Haley’s ability to partner with the legislature resulted in the creation of the Department of Administration, an improvement over the antiquated and unaccountable Budget & Control Board, and the culmination of a decades-long push to rid taxpayers of an inefficient and corrupt institution. Not only that, an ethics reform bill is on the verge of passage into law.
Haley has been good to her campaign promises to taxpayers, a fact demonstrated by South Carolina’s improved climate as a place to work and live. The SC Club for Growth is eager to see Governor Haley continue her work in a second term and asks the Club’s supporters to do all they can to ensure her re-election.