(CNN) - Former South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford will join gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on the campaign trail Friday for a headline-grabbing final push ahead of next Tuesday's Republican runoff election, a Haley source tells CNN.
Sanford won't have to go far to join the Republican frontrunner – Haley is scheduled to appear with Mitt and Ann Romney in Charleston and Beaufort, both a short drive from Sanford's home on Sullivan's Island.
Sanford gave Haley's campaign its first major endorsement last fall, when Haley, a state representative, was the least known of the four candidates seeking the Republican gubernatorial nomination. Now she is on the cusp of winning the nomination, assuming she maintains her current wide lead in the runoff against Rep. Gresham Barrett.
Haley is regarded as Gov. Mark Sanford's ideological protégé in the governor's race. But the governor, aware of his tarnished reputation in the wake of an affair the destroyed his career and marriage, has avoided endorsing Haley.
south carolina politics, I don't even know a word to describe it. hilarious?
As strange as SC politics have been lately, this story is a shot of normalcy.
No Sara Palin, but thought it was her endosement that help Nikki. It look like it was more Mitt Romney and Jenny Sanford that put Nikki in the winner spot not Sara Palin.
With Gresham Barrett, we will not have to worry about another potential embarassment in the Governor's Mansion. Haley may be qualified and a good executive, but we don't need another 4 years of what Sanford put us through down here. Plus Gresham knows how to work with the legislature while all Haley will do is continue butting heads with them just like Sanford has done. Gresham has the judgement, wisdom, and experience to move us forward. I fear it will be another circus with Haley.
With the allegations of affairs in her camp, I guess she is his 'recreational protege' also!!!
Isn't that what makes a 'good republican'???
I recommend we revisit the Civil War and declare South Carolina a winner. We could them allow (require) South Carolina to withdraw from the Union and they could actually form the weird little third world country they try so hard to emulate.
easy to understand why her former husband went elswhere.....
Everybody wants to be in the spotlight.
In front of every successful man is a more successful woman.
Finally some good and decent Republican's that can hopefully restore dignity to this state, instead of embarrassing it.
Go Jenny! Go Nikki!!
It ewil be interesting to see what happens if the infidelity allegations made against Haley stick.
I'm not sure SC residents should place any trust Jenny's pick for governor. After all, her last pick didn't work out so well.
March on! If there is anyone in this country that I would want to join in my campaign if I had one, it would be J. Sanford. What a great lady...
hey republicans keep bringing in the idots you guys dont want to do nothing for the people of the united states. oh wait unless there rich those are the people you help.
Gee! To think I used to feel sorry for Jenny and admired her dignity under such pressure. Now I feel sorry for her stupidity.