Nikki Haley to introduce Romney at CPAC
March 14th, 2013
07:37 PM ET
10 years ago

Nikki Haley to introduce Romney at CPAC

(CNN) – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will introduce Mitt Romney at a gathering of conservative activists on Friday, a GOP source told CNN.

Haley, who endorsed Romney early in last year's Republican primary contest, wasn't previously listed as a featured speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the annual confab of activists that's taking place this week at a resort just outside Washington in suburban Maryland.

Romney is scheduled to speak Friday, his first major speech following last November's election.

In December 2011, he won Haley's backing amid a crowded Republican field of candidates. The endorsement came weeks before South Carolina's "first in the South" presidential primary.

Romney placed second in that contest behind former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Haley was elected governor in 2010 with backing from the tea party. She became the state's first female governor and the second Indian-American elected to a governorship, after Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.

At 40, she is currently the youngest governor.

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soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. Thomas

    I thought South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was shopping in Europe .

    Spending her stats money.

    March 14, 2013 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    Who cares?

    March 14, 2013 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  3. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    While he there ,he can thank Haley and the teaparty for his lose and then himself ,what a collection of misfits . They need advise from a five time loser for political office,romney !!!!

    March 14, 2013 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  4. Ken Margo

    This is like watching "The biggest loser" Loser after loser speaking. The stench coming from the stage has to be unbearable.

    March 14, 2013 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  5. Martha in CF

    Big Deal!!!!!!!!

    March 14, 2013 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  6. Facts don't Lie

    CPAC has really become nothing but a comedy sideshow and nothing more than a group of losers ( West, Palin Santorum, Romney, Trump, Newt.....need I go on?) that get together once a year to blast the left, Democrats and now the president. It serves no other purpose. If they were serious Chris Chrisite would be there along with John Huntsman two that would really have a shot in 2016. And the press will cover it from top to bottom. I wonder what the NRA chief will say..tell them to all have guns when they come in? What a crock.

    March 14, 2013 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  7. Larry L

    The CPAC's straw ballot for the 2016 POTUS ballot looked like a complete listing of the crazy, hateful, bigoted, lap-dogs for the fat-cats. Republicans need to flush their crazies and do something to represent their moderate members – if any still exist.

    March 14, 2013 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  8. g

    so mitts running in 2016

    March 14, 2013 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  9. thinkergal

    "Introduce" Romney - to whom? We all know who Romney is and what he is about. The appropriate term here is LOSER.
    Love the fact that the recorder of the 47% percent remarks has come forward...lest we forget.

    March 14, 2013 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  10. Tom

    That sounds like a no win assignment.

    March 14, 2013 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  11. Leroy

    The GOP ought to be very proud of Myth Romney for having lost a "gimme" election...

    March 14, 2013 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  12. Reggie from LA

    Nikki Haley, why won't you introduce Gov Chris Christie? Ooops. Forgot. He won't be attending. Interesting isn't it.

    March 14, 2013 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  13. Cephus

    Go with your head high Mitts you lost the battle but the war is still to be won.

    March 14, 2013 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  14. becky

    Hmmm. Why wasn't she invited? She certainly holds a higher position in government than Sarah Palin.

    March 14, 2013 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  15. Name Carl

    I thought the 47% Romney would go away. The GOP DIDNT LEARN Anything from the 2012 election.....

    March 14, 2013 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  16. Republican supporter of President Obama

    And the intro would sound like this....
    Here he is the loser who threw away the race because he was a lying snob who cared about the rich right wingers.

    March 14, 2013 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  17. Republican supporter of President Obama

    Who cares. He lost the race and the Republican Party is a joke.

    March 14, 2013 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  18. enuff

    Once again CNN...who cares??? Romney lost. Why do you keep trying to promote him?

    March 14, 2013 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  19. BeverlyNC

    How ironic.. The Govrernor of one of the poorest states, full of the 47% of "victims" and "takers" of Federal welfare – introducing Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney who has total disdain of theses 47% of the welfare state of South Carolina- one of the many "red" states who survives economically due to Federal programs Republicans want to destroy..Such clueness and hypocrisy so prevalent within the Republican Party.

    March 15, 2013 02:08 am at 2:08 am |
  20. RDM

    Slow news day CNN?

    March 15, 2013 05:21 am at 5:21 am |
  21. RomneyWho

    The true party of extreme insanity . . . 🙁

    March 15, 2013 05:56 am at 5:56 am |
  22. king

    aahh old forget the 47 percent. i'm been yapping about wall street robbing mainstreet to build china economy and military for years now. china is modernizing into the 21st century with state of the art trains, rails, buildings, roads, bridges, and what are we doing every day. yapping yapping yapping about the budget, while our infrastructures retreat back into the 40s and 50s. folks aint no body going to invest in some broken down crap, especially when wall street see modernized growing countries like china. wake up folks because every day we are not modernizing, is like a year of going backwards, while we watch china and upcoming country like india and brazil.

    March 15, 2013 06:05 am at 6:05 am |
  23. Marie MD

    There's that creepy look again. I hope the animal torturer understaend that his words will be heard around the world (or at least what the news wants us to hear).
    Scott Prouty (the 47% hero) says that what caught his ear about this bishop is how he mentioned young women in his factory in China and how they were living 12 to a room and wouldn't look up when vfisitors came by and ultimately when the twit actually thought (if you look at pitcutre of said factory the barbed wired is facing in NOT out) that the wire was to keep people in. I take it he does't understand the concept of being jailed either? No wait, didn't he spend some time in custody for something or other he did while a teenager? It couldn't have been his state trooper dress up.

    March 15, 2013 06:44 am at 6:44 am |