Haley robocalls South Carolina touting Romney
December 16th, 2011
01:32 PM ET
3 years ago

Haley robocalls South Carolina touting Romney

Sioux City, Iowa (CNN) - Mitt Romney's presidential campaign moved quickly Friday to capitalize on a high-profile endorsement from South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley by sending out a wave of robocalls across the early primary state that feature Haley herself making the case for the former Massachusetts governor.

"Hi, this is Gov. Nikki Haley, and this morning I announced my endorsement of Mitt Romney for President of the United States," Haley says in the call, which was received by a Republican voter in Rock Hill who provided it to CNN.

Listen to the call here.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Nikki Haley • South Carolina
Haley explains her decision to back Romney, not Gingrich
December 16th, 2011
10:44 AM ET
3 years ago

Haley explains her decision to back Romney, not Gingrich

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Nikki Haley • South Carolina
S.C. Gov. Haley backs Romney
December 16th, 2011
08:52 AM ET
3 years ago

S.C. Gov. Haley backs 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.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Nikki Haley • South Carolina
Perry to meet with S.C. governor
October 25th, 2011
10:31 AM ET
3 years ago

Perry to meet with S.C. governor

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.
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Filed under: Nikki Haley • Rick Perry • South Carolina
Gingrich to stay at South Carolina governor's mansion
September 26th, 2011
03:26 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich to stay at South Carolina governor's mansion

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Nikki Haley • South Carolina
Rising GOP star Haley has own history with HPV vaccine fallout
September 16th, 2011
03:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Rising GOP star Haley has own history with HPV vaccine fallout

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.

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Filed under: 2012 • Nikki Haley • Rick Perry
Haley rules out Huntsman endorsement
September 8th, 2011
12:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Haley rules out Huntsman endorsement

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • Nikki Haley • South Carolina
Haley says no to V.P.
August 18th, 2011
04:24 PM ET
2 years ago

Haley says no to V.P.

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Nikki Haley • South Carolina • TV-The Situation Room
Gov. Haley receives GOP hopefuls
August 18th, 2011
02:56 PM ET
3 years ago

Gov. Haley receives GOP hopefuls

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 .
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Filed under: 2012 • GOP • Herman Cain • Nikki Haley
It’s official: Rick Perry is running for President
August 13th, 2011
02:36 PM ET
3 years ago

It’s official: Rick Perry is running for President

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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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Nikki Haley • Rick Perry • South Carolina
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