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Nikki Haley announces re-election campaign

August 13, 2013 23:32 IST

Indian-American Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley announced on Tuesday that she would run for the post again.

She will formally launch her re-election campaign on August 26, which will be attended by a host of top Republican leaders including Louisiana's Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal.

Jindal and Haley -- both from the Republican Party -- are the first two Indian American governors in the United States. While Jindal is in his second term, Haley had created history when she was sworn in as the governor of South Carolina in January 2011.

At 41, Haley currently is the youngest governor in the US. "Even though we have come far, we still have many more miles to travel. I want to keep doing the hard work to make

ure South Carolina is the best place to live, raise a family and do business in America," Haley said in a message to her supporters as she announced to contest elections to be held in November 2014.

Lalit K Jha in Washington
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