Former SC Gov. Haley registers to vote at new coastal home


In this June 10, 2011 file photo former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks during the dedication of Boeing Co.’s $750 million final assembly plant in North Charleston, S.C. Haley has resigned, Thursday, March 19, 2020, from the board of Boeing Co., cutting ties with a company she long supported as South Carolina governor because of her opposition to a bailout of the airplane manufacturer that is in the works amid the growing coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith, file)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley changed her voting address to her new home on Kiawah Island in time to vote in next month’s primaries.

Haley had been registered to vote at her old home in Lexington County since her entry into politics nearly two decades ago.

But she is now a registered voter in Charleston County, The Post and Courier of Charleston reported.

That puts the former U.N. Ambassador in the 1st Congressional District, represented by Democratic Rep. Joe Cunningham, who is trying to keep the seat he won in 2018 in a stunning upset.

There are four Republicans in the June 9 primary to decide who faces Cunningham — state Rep. Nancy Mace, Mount Pleasant Town Councilwoman Kathy Landing, Bikers for Trump founder Chris Cox and Bluffton community development leader Brad Mole.

Haley doesn’t plan to make an endorsement before the primary, but will support whichever Republican wins against Cunningham, her spokeswoman Chaney Denton told the newspaper.

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