Nikki Haley Endorses Romney

    Gov. Nikki Haley, thanks her family as she delivers her first State of the State address at the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, S.C., Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Brett Flashnick)

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    Could this put a dent in Newt Gingrich's big lead in South Carolina? Gov. Nikki Haley endorsed Mitt Romney on Fox and Friends Friday. She’ll then join him in the state over the weekend as he attends a series of town-hall meetings. Haley also endorsed Romney in 2008, when she was a state representative. Haley was elected with the help of the Tea Party movement, and her endorsement has the potential to give Romney a boost in a conservative states where he is trailing Gingrich. "What I wanted was someone who knew what it was like to turn broken companies around," Haley said.

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