Female SC Governor Hopeful Denies 2nd Claim of Affair

June 2, 2010 - 6:45 PM
A lobbyist who resigned from a rival political campaign is claiming to have had a tryst with a South Carolina lawmaker trying to become the state's first female governor.
Columbia, S.C. (AP) - A lobbyist who resigned from a rival political campaign is claiming to have had a tryst with a South Carolina lawmaker trying to become the state's first female governor.
 
The allegation made Wednesday by lobbyist Larry Marchant is the second leveled at Republican state Rep. Nikki Haley in the past two weeks. Her campaign vehemently denies both allegations.
 
Neither claim has come with proof.
 
Marchant says their one-night stand happened in 2008 during a trip to Utah. He was married then and still is.
 
Earlier Wednesday, Marchant resigned from the campaign of gubernatorial hopeful Andre Bauer, the state's lieutenant governor.
 
Haley is a mother of two who says she has always been faithful in 13 years of marriage.