Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann visited with South Carolina’s first family when she was in Columbia Monday.
The governor says their time together was not about politics. She told the press Tuesday:
“We sat down, we talked. I told her to relax, she was ‘off.’ You know when you are campaigning, you are ‘on’ and so we sat down and had a great conversation. We talked about her kids. My kids came in and met her, Michael was there and we sat in the study and talked for a couple of hours.
“We didn’t talk politics. You know, we didn’t. I know a lot of people think that is, but what I know is, as a candidate you are exhausted at the end of the day. That last thing they want to do is talk about it and what we talked about was South Carolina and how great our state is.”
*Speaking of stress, Bachmann’s camp issued this statement today regarding reports that she suffers from severe migraines.
Bachmann, at the Christian Chamber of Commerce gathering Tuesday morning, also mentioned her meeting with Haley and congratulated the state on landing a sponsor for the RBC Heritage pro golf tournament.
Haley and Bachmann have much in common as they are both women who have risen to national prominence quickly– with strong support from the Tea Party movement. Bachmann founded the Tea Party Caucus in Congress.
Haley has had an in-state visit of some kind with most of the declared candidates, but not all. Her endorsement is highly sought for the first-in-the-South primary state.