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Haley criticizes Sanford, port situation

Sep 3, 2010 9:24:00 AM - thestate.com
CHARLESTON -- State Rep. Nikki Haley began her career as a protege of Gov. Mark Sanford, but as she seeks to replace him, she's talking about a few things she would do differently.

The Lexington Republican said Thursday that she would not submit her own budget like Sanford but instead would work with state lawmakers on their draft.

"You will see me do things a different way when we go into January," she told more than 100 people of the Commercial Investment Division of the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors.

"I served in the legislature. I know what they think. We have got to start working with them from a predictable standpoint."

Haley called Sanford reactionary by nature, adding. "They would pass a bill, he would react. They would pass a budget, he would react. In order to lead with the legislature, you have to be predictable. You have to let them know what you're going to do before you do it."