Romney mail piece touts endorsement from Nikki Haley
January 13th, 2012
10:48 AM ET
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Romney mail piece touts endorsement from Nikki Haley

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - Mitt Romney is putting his endorsement from Gov. Nikki Haley front and center in a new mail piece sent out across South Carolina on Thursday.

The front flap of the mailer, which touts Romney's economic development plans, displays a photograph of Romney on stage with Haley at a recent campaign rally in New Hampshire.

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The mail piece was provided to CNN by a Republican voter in Columbia.

The mailer declares Romney a "conservative businessman" who will "make America more competitive in the global economy" by speeding up domestic energy production, rolling back regulations and opening up foreign markets to U.S. products

The brochure – the third South Carolina mailing from the Romney campaign in the course of a week – also makes issue of a Boeing facility in North Charleston that was recently threatened by a high-profile National Labor Relations Board complaint about unfair practices.

Republicans, led by Haley and South Carolina's Congressional delegation, had seized on the complaint as an example of the Obama administration siding with unions over the private sector.

The mailer says that as president, Romney will stop "attacks from big labor and big government" against free enterprise.

The NLRB withdrew the complaint in December and production at the Boeing plant resumed.

Some Republicans have questioned whether Haley is an asset or a liability for Romney in the early primary state given her underwhelming poll numbers.

But Romney advisers have quietly pushed back against those claims and provided CNN with recent internal polling showing that two out of three South Carolina Republican voters approved of Haley's job performance.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Nikki Haley
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    How many of these types of endoresements are sincere? How many of these types of endorsements are simply people voicing an opinion so that they can be rewarded with an administration job should they candidate actually win? I think Haley is looking for a cookie.

    January 13, 2012 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  2. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    Since he wants to tout around his endorsements, he should tout around his Christine O'Donnell endorsement.

    January 13, 2012 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  3. ST

    What is she endorsing? Her negative approval!!! If I was Romney, I would not stick neither accept this woman endorsement !

    January 13, 2012 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  4. bullock w

    I am sick of Golbert that he like act kid wild man

    January 13, 2012 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  5. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Maybe that will help you with the Indian, Pakistani voters.
    I doubt it.
    But you still will NOT get the Hispanic vote, that's reserved for our current President Barack Hussein Obama.

    January 13, 2012 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    from the article

    The mailer says that as president, Romney will stop "attacks from big labor and big government" against free enterprise.
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    What about stopping attacks from big money and big corporations on The People? Romney is arguing to protect the interests of big money and big corporations, not The People. Listen to him, again. Listen to what all conservatives are really saying.

    January 13, 2012 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  7. vic , nashville ,tn

    “An overwhelming majority of South Carolina adults think Nikki Haley's endorsement won't help Mitt Romney win the state's primary,”

    “A full 84.5 percent of those surveyed said Haley's nod won't make a difference for Romney,” from Politico

    CNN the fact is 85% reject Nikki Haley's endorsement, but this news for CNN

    January 13, 2012 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  8. Annie, Atlanta

    Wow, the endorsement of a governor who isn't even liked by her own party in her own state. Not so sure I would be highlighting that if I were him.

    January 13, 2012 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  9. Luke Brown

    Haley is not very well respected here in SC. She seems to be only interested in using her office to raise money. The Boeing issue is a non-starter. Obama did not try to shut down the new Boeing plant in Charleston and, in fact, he said that it would be ridiculous to do that. It's just one more case of Haley lying for political advantage.

    I know her endorsement helps Mitt with the Tea Party types, but I am not going to vote for him next week because of it.

    January 13, 2012 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  10. Saboth

    I honestly can't take a single endorsement seriously. People are jumping from Perry to Romney, from Romney to so and so. They simply endorse whomever the party tells them too after it becomes apparent who will win.

    January 13, 2012 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  11. willie floyd

    Don't know where this info came from, but current poll from Winthrop Univ. says her HIGHEST possible rating is at 40% while another poll says 34.6%. Just read an article from a conservative mag. that quotes Mark Sanford as saying he is very disappointed in her performance. He is the one who shoved Trikki Nikki on us!!

    January 13, 2012 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  12. B

    One Disaster follows another !!

    The blind leading the blind.

    January 13, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  13. willie floyd

    Sorry–didn't name the mag.-it was the National Review-very good article. E-mailed to us by our DNC chairman.

    January 13, 2012 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  14. Palin: Like Coulter ... Minus the Manparts

    If only her endorsement was genuine rather than opportunistic. She's no different than Palin other than she'll likely FINISH HER JOB as governor of a corrupt, poor and reliably failing southern state.

    January 13, 2012 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  15. Fair is Fair

    "But, remember, this is SC and they have a troubling record of electing nutjobs as governors, senators and congressman (Sanford, DeMint and Wilson). "
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    And who does the democrats run against them? Alvin Green? Thanks for playing. Johnny has some lovely parting gifts for you.

    January 13, 2012 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  16. Al-NY,NY

    Another unpopular politician endorsing Mittens. Keep em coming!

    January 13, 2012 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  17. Anonymous

    "And who does the democrats run against them? Alvin Green?"

    You do realize that entire primary was fishy, right?

    January 13, 2012 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  18. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Rudy NYC - How many of these types of endoresements are sincere? How many of these types of endorsements are simply people voicing an opinion so that they can be rewarded with an administration job should they candidate actually win? I think Haley is looking for a cookie
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    Yeah, you might be right. Because that is exactly what happened with Hillary Clinton.

    January 13, 2012 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  19. Robert Jay

    Just a thought- do you think Romney might be setting up "niki" to relace "sarah" as a repug VP candidate..?

    January 13, 2012 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  20. Fair is Fair

    "Just a thought- do you think Romney might be setting up "niki" to relace "sarah" as a repug VP candidate..?"
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    Uh... no. Can't even offer you a penny for that thought.

    January 13, 2012 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  21. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Anonymous
    "And who does the democrats run against them? Alvin Green?"
    You do realize that entire primary was fishy, right?
    ==============================================
    Right... fishy.... Because we all know the Democrat Party has no whack jobs in it, right? hahaha... Thanks for the comic relief.

    January 13, 2012 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |