Haley Endorses Romney
SC governor says he's not part of Washington chaos
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 16, 2011 7:01 AM CST
Updated Dec 16, 2011 7:39 AM CST
In this Aug. 13, 2011 file photo, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaks in Charleston, SC.   (AP Photo/Alice Keeney, File)

(Newser) – Another big endorsement for Mitt Romney, this one a bit more impressive than Christine O’Donnell: Nikki Haley announced her endorsement this morning on Fox and Friends. The South Carolina governor is one of the most coveted endorsements remaining, Politico notes. “When I look at the focus of what every family cares about, it’s jobs, the economy and spending. And what I want is someone who is not a part of the chaos that is Washington,” Haley said.

She continued, “What I wanted was someone who knew what it was like to turn broken companies around, someone who had proven results by improving a failed Olympics and ended up being a great success story and someone that knows what it’s like to make a decision and lead, not just make a vote. And Mitt Romney is that person.” She also noted that President Obama appears "scared" of Romney. Romney will be in South Carolina this weekend ahead of next month’s primary, and will likely hold town hall meetings with Haley.