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Haley plans to announce re-election bid in two weeks

By JEFFREY COLLINS

Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is finally making it official that she is running for re-election next year.

Haley campaign spokesman Rob Godfrey said Monday that the governor will make her official announcement Aug. 26 during a rally and fundraiser in Greenville with three other Republican governors.

The announcement sets up a likely rematch of the 2010 governor's race, when Haley got 51% of the vote and beat Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen of Camden, who received 47%.

Haley's campaign will tout job growth and a drop in the state's unemployment rate.

Sheheen is already highlighting what he says are missteps by the governor in handling the hacking of state tax data and a tuberculosis outbreak at a Greenwood County school.

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