Gov-elect Haley meets with state Senate GOP in Berkeley Cty

PINOPOLIS, S.C. (AP) - Governor-elect Nikki Haley says she wants to work with South Carolina's 27 Republican state senators, and those lawmakers feel both sides can work together.

Haley met with the group on Thursday. Those senators have the most to say about the fate of the agenda she will push when the Legislature reconvenes in January.

Haley's ability to work with legislators was a concern during the campaign, and she has tried to reassure them that she won't follow Gov. Mark Sanford's tendency to fight with them. Haley says she will work with legislators on agenda items to move the state forward.

Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler and most GOP legislators say they want to work with Haley. He said Tuesday's elections got the attention of senators facing elections in 2012.

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