South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will pay her chief of staff $125,000 a year, a salary that eclipses her own pay and is $27,000 more than former Gov. Mark Sanford paid his chief of staff.
Supporters Sunny O'Donovan and her husband, Claude, traveled to Columbia from Aiken to watch the state's first female, minority governor take her oath of office on the Capitol steps.
Republican Nikki Haley quickly entwined the conservative political movement that helped elect her with the state's fiercely independent past.