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On the Road Again: Haley to Campaign for Romney on Monday

Governor will be in Virginia and North Carolina as part of 'Women for Mitt.'

Perhaps Nikki Haley can provide the boost that Mitt Romney's presidential campaign needs. After a week spent answering questions about the 47 percent and fending off crticisms from other Republicans, the Romney campaign is looking to reverse the narrative, as it were.

In the last several months, Haley has said repeatedly that a new occupant in the White House would be one of the best cures for what ails the South Carolina economy. Tomorrow, she'll continue her effort to make that a reality.

With an ever-shrinking number of battleground states—many experts think there are now eight or nine states up for grabs, down from 12—the former Massachusetts governor has states that he must win if he wishes to claim the presidency. Two of those states are Virginia and North Carolina. And that's where Gov. Haley will be on Monday.

At 9 a.m., Haley will be at the Halle Cultural Center leading a "Women for Mitt" rally in Apex, NC, which is part of the "Research Triangle" region and a much sought-after demographic of professional and/or highly educated women. At 12:30 p.m., Haley will be at the Romney team offices in Sterling, VA.

Recent polls show Romney and Pres. Obama in a dead heat in North Carolina and Obama with a lead of between three and eight percentage points in Virginia. North Carolina has 15 electoral votes, while Virginia has 13.

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Ken September 23, 2012 at 09:10 PM
What is it with this woman? Why is it that she refuses to stay in this state and do the damned job that she was elected to do? Is the state paying for these B.S. campaign trips? If so the woman needs to be kicked out of office, she obviously does not want the job that she is being paid to do by the taxpayers of this state. She has been the most absent and un-productive governor his state has ever had. She campaigned on smaller government and creating jobs, in a way she has done that. By never being in office she has effectively created a smaller government with her absence and she most certainly has created at least one new job...with her travel agent, they need a person just to keep up with her travel plans.
Terry L Brown September 23, 2012 at 09:25 PM
How about a new governor in South Carolina to turn our economy around and oh yeah, let's include education, health care, roads, etc. Does anyone have any doubt about why we are near last in just about everything?
Dean Garr September 23, 2012 at 11:27 PM
I am sick of Mr. Romney. Sick of hearing him. Sick of hearing about him. Sick of seeing him. I am part of Mr. Romney's 53%. I have worked hard all my life. And I pay taxes. Lots of taxes. I have never received food stamps, but never begrudged helping those who needed them. I have never needed to use unemployment insurance, but never thought it "wrong" to use something that individuals pay into for just such emergencies. I have never used Medicare, but believe it is a good system I have paid for and that, with careful management, will be there when I need it. I have yet to take social security, but have paid into it my whole working life and expect and demand that it be there for me and for my children and grandchildren. I am sick of Mr. Romney. His vision of America is NOT mine. And want him to go very far away very very soon.
Hobby September 24, 2012 at 12:57 AM
The Haley and Romney haters will never change, but will Always blindly support their side no matter what. Obama's hyped Hope and Change has been a failure, and wouldn't it have been just grand to have had Alvin Greene in SC office now? The hypocrisy continues...
Ken September 24, 2012 at 01:42 AM
" and wouldn't it have been just grand to have had Alvin Greene in SC office now" Perhaps he would actually stay in the state and do the job that he was elected to do. Haley has spent more time campaigning for other people and shamelessly self promoting her book than actually working for the people of this state, you know, the people who actually pay her salary with their tax money.

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