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AP source: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to endorse Mitt Romney

By Kasie Hunt

Associated Press

Published: Friday, Dec. 16 2011 12:20 a.m. MST

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley plans to endorse Mitt Romney's presidential bid.

Associated Press

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley plans to endorse Mitt Romney's presidential bid.

A Republican with knowledge of the endorsement disclosed the plan ahead of the official announcement on condition of anonymity.

Haley is a rising star within the GOP and her endorsement in the first-in-the South primary state has been sought by many other presidential contenders.

Romney plans to fly to South Carolina on Friday afternoon.

Politico first reported the Haley endorsement.

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