Sioux City, Iowa (CNN) – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said her decision to endorse Mitt Romney in the Republican presidential race became clear two weeks ago.
At the end of November, Haley ducked out of a Republican Governors Association meeting in Orlando and drove down to Tampa to meet privately with Romney.
(CNN) – Republican South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley endorsed Mitt Romney for president Friday, stressing his history in the private sector.
Haley, whose state hosts the first-in-the-South primary, pointed to the former Massachusetts governor’s history outside Washington, saying that experience is needed to “get America back on track.”
Gray Court, South Carolina (CNN) - Rick Perry's trip to South Carolina Tuesday will include a meeting with the state's governor, Nikki Haley.
CNN confirmed Monday evening that Perry will also meet with Jim DeMint, an influential Republican senator from the Palmetto State.
Washington (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will overnight at the South Carolina governor's mansion next month during a campaign visit to early primary state, a spokesman for Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday.
Each of the Republican candidates are angling for Haley's endorsement, and Gingrich will be the second candidate to crash at the mansion after Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, who has already stayed there twice this year.
Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - As the debate over Texas Gov. Rick Perry mandating the HPV vaccine continues between Republican presidential candidates, a woman whose endorsement is coveted by all them, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, has her own complicated history on the issue.
In 2007, shortly before Perry issued an executive order requiring that schoolgirls be vaccinated against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, or HPV, that causes most cervical cancers, Haley was throwing her support behind a similar bill in South Carolina. At the time she was in her second term as a state representative.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday that she will not support Jon Huntsman's Republican presidential bid, a serious blow to the former Utah governor's chances in the key early primary state.
"Naturally, I am going to go with someone that philosophically I agree with, and Jon Huntsman is not it," Haley told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham.
(CNN) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley dismissed any suggestion she would serve as the Republican vice presidential nominee in the 2012 election.
In an interview Thursday with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, the first term governor said if asked to serve in the No. 2 spot, she would not accept.
Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said she is not ready to endorse a Republican presidential candidate, but that doesn't mean she's not willing to meet with them and talk to them on the phone occasionally.
Herman Cain, who is holding a campaign event in nearby Lexington later Thursday, tweeted a photo from his meeting with South Carolina's governor .
Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - Vowing to bring his own brand of Lone Star conservatism to Washington, Texas Governor Rick Perry declared his candidacy for president in a raucous speech in South Carolina Saturday.
“It is time to get America working again,” Perry said in the speech, previewing his campaign’s focus on the economy.
Charleston, South Carolina - At a conservative gathering in South Carolina, Gov. Nikki Haley called Gov. Rick Perry a “superstar” and said his move to announce his run for president in her state, while other GOP contenders competed in the Ames Iowa straw poll, was brilliant.
“It just let’s us know that it’s game on for all the candidates and I love that,” Haley told reporters, referring to Perry’s announcement at the RedState Gathering where she spoke earlier.