Jenny Sanford speaks to reporters on February 26, 2010.
Sullivan's Island, SC (WLTX) - Former South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford is weighing in on the increasingly nasty tone in the South Carolina Governor's race.
Sanford is supporting Nikki Haley in the race, and has campaigned for her.
In the last two weeks, Haley has faced accusations of inappropriate physical relationships and Lexington County State Senator Jake Knotts calling her a 'raghead.'
Here is her full statement:
"I have watched with revulsion the spectacle that is now surrounding the Governor's race. Our state is better than this. I can't help but think that these attacks are being leveled at Nikki Haley because of the courageous stands she has taken over the years in defense of taxpayers and government reform -- stands that offend many of the most powerful interests in state government. I am more convinced than ever that Nikki Haley is the best person to be South Carolina's next Governor."