A former advisor for Lt. Governor Andre Bauer says he and gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley had sex. It’s the second allegation against GOP gubernatorial front-runner Nikki Haley.
“I spent the night with Mrs. Haley and we had sexual relations. We had sex. We went to dinner, had some drinks, and that was it. It was one time and one time only,” says Larry Marchant.
Marchant is the second man to come out with an affair allegation in just two weeks. First, it was ex-Sanford staffer and political blogger Will Folks. Now it’s Marchant, who is a former campaign advisor for Haley’s gubernatorial opponent, Lt. Governor Andre Bauer.
On WCIV, Haley struck back: “First of all this is absolutely false, secondly it screams of the disgust of South Carolina politics when five days before the election, the paid consultant of an opponent comes out and makes an allegation like this,” says Haley.
Bauer says he doesn’t want anything to do with the allegations, and that’s why he asked Marchant to resign.
“I did not pedal any information neither did my campaign. If I were here and it happened I would be very defensive as well. I’m not going to comment on it. I know what she’s going through. Again I didn’t shop it, I haven’t spent any money on opposition research,” says Bauer.
Haley still says she will fight harder after these accusations.