A Republican lawmaker trying to become South Carolina's first woman governor said that she would resign if she were elected and anyone proved she had an extramarital affair.
State Rep. Nikki Haley said Friday she knows there will never be proof. She would not say what she would consider proof. Instead, she said that it is a moot question because nothing happened.
Haley made the comments after two such accusations just days before voters head to the polls in the June 8 primary.
Political blogger Will Folks said last month he had an inappropriate physical relationship with the candidate while he worked for her House re-election campaign in 2007.
Lobbyist Larry Marchant said on Wednesday that he had a one-night stand with Haley during a 2008 trip to Utah.
Neither man has offered concrete evidence of the relationships.
The representative has refused to release her Statehouse correspondence records, which are exempt from public scrutiny under state law.
Haley's campaign continued to say Friday that she will not waste time on what it calls nonsense.
Former first lady Jenny Sanford issued a statement on Friday defending Haley.
"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 the taxpayers and government reform," Sanford said in the statement. "I am more convinced than ever that Nikki Haley is the best person to be South Carolina's next governor."
Haley has said since the allegations began that she has been 100 percent faithful to her husband during their 13 year marriage.