South Carolina (USA), June 24 (ANI): Indian-American state legislator from South Carolina Nikki Haley is being seen as a new GOP star, whose political fortunes are on the rise after a decisive landmark win in a primary runoff for governor Tuesday.
She defeated Representative Gresham Barrett (r) 65 percent to 35 percent, and now goes into a general election contest against Democratic nominee Vincent Sheheen, a state senator, as the favorite in this solidly red state.
According to the Christian Science Monitor, if Haley wins, she would be South Carolina's first woman governor and the first Indian-American woman in the country to win such a post.
She would also join Bobby Jindal of Louisiana as the second Indian-American governor in the US. (ANI)