Former SC first lady returns to campaign trail

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford is on the campaign trail once again - this time campaigning for Republican gubernatorial hopeful Nikki Haley.

Sanford told reporters and a small group of supporters in Charleston on Friday that Haley is a breath of fresh air in the halls of power in Columbia.

Sanford says the state lawmaker from Lexington understands the importance of transparency in government and fighting for the taxpayers.

Haley called Sanford a woman of strength and grace. Haley says it means a lot to her that Jenny Sanford is getting involved in the election when she didn't have to.

Haley is to appear in Columbia on Friday with former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who also has endorsed Haley's bid for the gubernatorial nomination.

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