The State: How anger over 2010 race shaped Gov. Nikki Haley's first term

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was angry during her first year in office and that anger shaped many of the decisions she made, according to an exclusive interview with Haley posted on The State's website.

Haley, a Republican and the state's first female governor, was angry at the GOP establishment for failing to embrace her bid for governor. She was angry at legislators, after being punished by House Republican leaders for pushing on-the-record voting when she was a state representative. She also was angry at the media for reporting unproven allegations of affairs, the story said.

Haley told reporter Andrew Shain that she purged herself of her anger by writing her memoir and redirecting her emotions into luring jobs, restructuring state government and boosting education.

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