Mitt Romney today announced the support of Governor Nikki Haley. Haley will serve as co-chair of Romney for President’s National Steering Committee.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Romney in a press release today said, ““As a successful businesswoman who entered public service so government could better serve the people, Governor Haley’s career-long efforts to reform government, make government more accountable to the taxpayers, and fight wasteful spending should be examples for leaders across the country. These conservative principles of smaller government are what I am fighting for in my campaign and will be the basis for restoring economic prosperity and fiscal health.”
Romney, accompanied by Haley, will campaign in Boiling Springs this afternoon and will hold town hall meetings tomorrow morning in Charleston and tomorrow afternoon in Myrtle Beach.
Haley made her announcement on FOX News. In the Romney campaign press release, Gov. Haley said, “The election next November will have ramifications for generations. Neither South Carolina nor the nation can afford four more years of President Obama, and Mitt Romney is the right person to take him on and get America back on track. He is a conservative businessman who has spent his life working in the economy, and he understands exactly how jobs are created. He is not a creature of Washington, and he knows what it means to make decisions – real decisions – not simply cast a vote. Our country will need real leadership to undo President Obama’s failed policies, and replace them with the conservative principles Mitt Romney learned turning around businesses and a failing Olympics and successfully, conservatively governing a Democratic state. I am proud to endorse him and will work my hardest to ensure he is elected so we can turn around our country.”
Haley supported Romney for President in 2008. As a governor who has enjoyed Tea Party support, her endorsement has been sought by GOP primary candidates, expecially since U.S. Senator Jim DeMint has said he would not pick a favorite.
A recent Winthrop Poll in SC, however, shows her approval rating at just under 35 percent.