Bachmann to meet with Haley in South Carolina
April 15th, 2011
10:35 AM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann to meet with Haley in South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) – With a possible presidential bid on the horizon, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has organized a private sit-down with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley in the state house next week.

Bachmann will be in South Carolina, a key early primary state, beginning Friday for a series of political events, including a fundraiser and two rallies in the Hilton Head area.

The closed-door chat with Haley will happen on Monday, just before the two Republicans take the stage at a Tax Day Tea Party rally on the steps of the South Carolina state house, GOP sources told CNN.

Haley's popularity among Palmetto States conservatives ensures that her endorsement will be one of the biggest prizes of the Republican primary fight in 2012.

She has already met with former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, another likely presidential contender.

Bachmann also plans to meet with two other South Carolina politicians popular with local Tea Party activists during her visit to Columbia: state treasurer Curtis Loftis and state Sen. Tom Davis.


Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • Nikki Haley • South Carolina
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Al-NY,NY

    Big deal...the loon from Minnesota can kow-tow all she wants. She doesn't stand a chance in the general election

    April 15, 2011 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  2. Florida Joe

    Oh what a "meeting of the minds" this will be. All this idiot Bachmann is interested in is collecting $$ and given the track record any type of people South Carolina elects (DimWhit, Lindsey Boy) she'll be right at home and collect a ton of $$ from the underinformed.

    April 15, 2011 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  3. ...

    There's no point for democracy when ignorance is celebrated... -nofx

    April 15, 2011 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  4. nosloc

    The political world just keeps getting more out of touch and bizzar!

    April 15, 2011 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  5. kyle

    No solutions to America's problems, just a whine and complain meeting.

    April 15, 2011 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    I have nothing negative to say about Mrs. Bachman. Some things are best left alone. Set it and forget it. Stand back and just watch from a distance. Just like a self-destuct on automatic.

    The Grand Old Tea Party is on an auto-destruct timer. The final countdown is set for November 6, 2012, Election Day. The deadline to shut it down is Election Day 2011.

    April 15, 2011 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  7. greg in jax

    Apparently Michelle has not heard, but Nikki belongs to Sarah. She already scratched her back.

    April 15, 2011 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  8. Video Guy

    It will be another two live times before I vote Republican again. I cannot understand how Gov Haley (who seems a class act) is giving this bimbo and the queen of bimbo the time of day.

    April 15, 2011 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  9. thomas

    Michele Bachmann is todays Anita Bryant !

    April 15, 2011 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  10. fayse

    Is she interviewing them for a possible VP spot? Good luck with that ! Michele Bachmann is a bigger loser than most of the GOP list of potential candidates, with the exception of "the" donald (quack,quack) trump.

    April 15, 2011 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  11. Luke Brown

    Oh great! The bland leading the bland.

    April 15, 2011 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  12. ACE

    Look out South Carolina, an idiot is comming to your state.

    April 15, 2011 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  13. Marry

    When you see some of the interviews Ms. Bachmann has given/gives (check YouTube) and what she stands for one can only wonder where she takes the nerve from to think she is “presidential material”! But, there she is not alone – most, well, all of the GOP/TP (undeclared) candidates want you to believe they are. They are not!!!

    April 15, 2011 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  14. rusty155

    They are both back by the TEA PARTY so that make them not to be so smart. Michele Bachmann Is a Real IDIOT , she all Ready pure that. We had to do a way with the TEA PARTY be for we don't have any thing. They just want to go take from the middle class the poor and the old and than give IT to the Rich and Big Business. I don't understand how A woman want to do away with something that help woman, I'M sorry i just don't get IT. Because the reason she Is nothing but a lie , Plan parenthood does not use any Federal money for what she say they do It against the Law. So that a LIE. All she does is twist people word around so she sound good ,but the only thing Is They are LIE. That all the TEA PARTY Is , they spread hate ,they lie and twist wood around and they are RACIST. American people you can believe the bull the Tea Party are trying to feed you , I can't believe American people can be that dumb not even 10or 15% of them. Stop an really hear want they are saying.

    April 15, 2011 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |