As you all know, I am a huge fan of Nikki Haley, the Republican gubernatorial nominee in South Carolina. So I was pleased to read this at the end of today’s Politico story on Gov. Romney:
In perhaps his riskiest early-state move this year, Romney backed South Carolina state Rep. Nikki Haley for governor in March, long before she took off as a national sensation.
“That was when she was still fourth in the polls, and that’s not an easy thing to do, considering South Carolina’s role in the presidential primary and what the governor’s plans appear to be, going forward,” said Haley aide Tim Pearson.
It was only in a mid-May Rasmussen Reports poll that Haley finally registered as a leading candidate, jumping to the top of the field days after Palin endorsed her.
Romney’s expected back in South Carolina again before Nov. 2, Pearson said, adding: “He’s done everything he possibly could.”
Nice work, Governor.