Gov. Haley's husband wanted wine chiller at governor mansion

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - Documents reviewed by The Associated Press show South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's husband wanted a temperature-controlled wine room at the Governor's Mansion.

Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey said that plan was never implemented.

The email from a Freedom of Information request also shows an executive at one of the state's biggest alcoholic beverage distributors gave the mansion free wine and his company later had a reception with the governor at the mansion.

Ben Arnold Co. executive vice president Mike Sisk and his company did not respond to interview requests.

Campaign finance reports show Sisk and the company gave Haley's campaign more than $12,000.

State Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian said the Haleys should have been thinking about the state's big problems with schools and health care instead of a wine cellar.

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