Will religion become a weapon against Haley, Sheheen?
Jun 16, 2010 1:13:00 AM - thestate.com
Religion could emerge as a wedge issue in this year’s race for governor after Republican state Sen. Jake Knotts’ reference to GOP front-runner Nikki Haley as a “raghead” and voter confusion about Haley’s religious conversion to Christianity from Sikhism.
It won’t be Haley’s first tussle over religion.
During Haley’s 2004 matchup against state Rep. Larry Koon, the 30-year House veteran mailed a letter to voters pointing out Haley’s Indian maiden name, Nimrata Nikki Randhawa. An e-mail campaign also falsely claimed she was a Buddhist.
Democratic front-runner Vincent Sheheen may be in for a dose of it, too.
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