Name: Nikki Haley
Party Affiliation: Republican
Hometown: Lexington, South Carolina
Education: B.S. in accounting from Clemson University
Marital Status/Children: Married to Michael/Two children, Rena and Nalin.
Political Experience: Elected as state rep. in '04, re-elected in '06 and '08, elected governor in '10
Candidate Info: Nikki Haley came out of relative obscurity when she defeated a well-known state representative out of Lexington County in 2004. In just six short years, she went from legislator to governor and has already been noticed by national Republicans for her work in the Palmetto State.