• Rajasthan

    Cong 99
    BJP 73
    RLM 3
    OTH 24
  • Madhya Pradesh

    Cong 113
    BJP 110
    BSP 2
    OTH 5
  • Chhattisgarh

    Cong 68
    BJP 15
    JCC 7
    OTH 0
  • Telangana

    TRS-AIMIM 95
    TDP-Cong 21
    BJP 1
    OTH 2
  • Mizoram

    MNF 26
    Cong 5
    BJP 1
    OTH 8

* Total Tally Reflects Leads + Wins

Indian-American Nikki Haley wins 2nd term as South Carolina governor

By: | Updated: November 5, 2014 2:13 PM

Nikki Haley, daughter of Indian immigrants, registers a convincing win over her nearest Democratic rival.

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is congratulated by her mother Raj Randhawa. (AP) South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is congratulated by her mother Raj Randhawa. (AP)

Indian-American Nikki Haley was today re-elected to a second term as South Carolina’s Governor after registering a convincing win over her nearest Democratic rival, raising her profile in the Republican party.

The 42-year-old daughter of Indian immigrants was declared elected with an impressive 57.8 per cent of the votes, with her rival Vincent Sheheen trailing behind with less than 40 per cent of the votes.

She is only the second Indian-American governor in the United States, the other being fellow Republican Bobby Jindal of Louisiana.
Haley, South Carolina’s first minority and first female governor, already is a familiar figure. The victory has raised her profile in the Republican party at the national level.

During the election campaign, top Republican leaders, including the former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and the Governors of Louisiana and New Jersey- Jindal and Chris Christie – respectively, had canvassed for her.

Haley is considered one of the most popular governors in the US. She raised more than USD 8 million in her re-election campaign as against USD 3.5 million by her rival Sheheen.

Haley will visit India later this month leading a high- powered South Carolina trade delegation.

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