Visitors weigh in on campaign controversy

Nikki Haley has made national headlines as she campaigns for Gov. Mark Sanford's seat.

This weekend, candidates are giving one last push to get votes across the state, as the primary election approaches on Tuesday.

This campaign season has been a controversial one for Republican gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley.

Haley has faced two allegations of extramarital affairs and was caught in the middle of more controversy this week involving Senator Jake Knotts, who called her along with President Obama a raghead.

"I went from being Nikki who? four weeks ago to suddenly two weeks ago, we surprised everybody by being double-digits ahead of everybody else in the polls, and out of nowhere all of a sudden things started to happen, said Rep. Nikki Haley.

Haley spoke at a rally Friday night in Greenville, where she addressed the scandals that have recently dominated the gubernatorial race and national headlines.

It amazes me that bad things travel so far, says Kim Joyce who is visiting from Virginia, we heard a lot about it in Virginia.

I think with everything else going on in the world with the oil spill, jobless rate, homeless rates, the last thing anyone needs to worry about is who is sleeping with who, said Jason Kerton of Charleston.

Several hundred out-of-town guests are in the Capital City this week as USC hosts the NCAA Baseball Regionals.