SC GOP gov hopeful Haley quits foundation job

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - State Rep. Nikki Haley has quit her $110,000-a-year job at a hospital foundation in South Carolina.

Lexington Medical Center board member Lyman Whitehead said Tuesday that Haley's departure was announced at a board meeting last week.

Haley campaign spokesman Tim Pearson said the information from the hospital was correct and Haley left shortly after a successful fundraising event.

Lexington Medical spokeswoman Jennifer Wilson said Haley voluntarily left to run full time for governor and her last day was Friday.

The Lexington Republican is 1 of 4 seeking the GOP nomination in the June 8 primary.

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