Haley to appear at Sanford fundraiser Wednesday

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- It seems former Gov. Mark Sanford is getting some help from a prominent name as the{} race comes to a close in South Carolina's 1st District.

Gov. Nikki Haley will be appearing with Sanford at a fundraiser in downtown Charleston Wednesday evening.

At a private home on the Battery, Haley will join Sanford at an event that stars at $250 per ticket to get in the door.

For $1,000, donors can ear the title of Sponsor. And for $2,600, donors can be part of the host committee. Both sponsors and the host committee will be recognized at the event.

Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show Sanford had about $285,000 in his campaign war chest as of April 17. His Democratic opponent, Elizabeth Colbert Busch, had about $255,000.

The special election to fill the House seat once held by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is May 7.