Rep. Nikki Haley announced her intention to run for governor of South Carolina. [Herald Online]
Her background bears an uncanny resemblance to that of one Bobby Jindal.
1. Of Indian origin: Like Jindal, Haley’s parents were immigrants from Punjab, India. [Wiki]
2. Republican, in her late 30s. Fiscal conservative. Anti-tax. [NikkiHaley.com]
3. Has run and been successfully elected in a Southern state. [NRIInternet]
4. Converted to a different religion. [Wiki]
Haley was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in a close vote over Larry Koon, the longest-serving member of the House. [NRIInternet]
Her position on other GOP hot button issues like abortion, gay marriage, national security, immigration and global warming is not well documented.
Bobby Jindal is a contentious politician even among desis with the support largely being along party lines. If Nikki Haley were to become governor of South Carolina, would she face a similar situation?