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In new ad, Nikki Haley says Marco Rubio will “bring a conscience to Republicans in Washington”

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Marco Rubio is the best candidate to “keep America safe.” That’s the message South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is hoping to send to voters in a new advertisement released by the Rubio campaign. The ad comes just one day after the popular South Carolina Republican endorsed Rubio. “America can’t afford four more years like the last eight. That’s why I’m endorsing Marco Rubio for president. As the wife of a combat veteran, I know Marco will keep America safe,” she…

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Jeb Bush told: “Your message isn’t resonating”

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Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is getting an earful of advice — much of it about Donald Trump — during a campaign appearance in South Carolina. One man in the town hall audience of about 300 people told Bush his presidential “campaign has been co-opted by the P.T. Barnum of our time.” Another man at the same event told Bush, “I’m afraid that your message isn’t resonating,” suggesting Bush turn the other cheek to Trump’s continual taunting. Bush calls Trump…

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Postcards from South Carolina: Key state leaders endorse Jeb Bush ahead of GOP primary

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As the South Carolina primary approaches, a group of leading South Carolina state and federal lawmakers are endorsing Jeb Bush for president. The new crop of supporters includes Education Superintendent Molly Spearman, State Sen. Ross Turner, State Rep. Kirkman Finlay, and former U.S. Rep. Henry Brown. Spearman has been superintendent of education since 2014; Turner and Finlay were both elected in 2012. Brown represented South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District from 1985 to 2001. The new supporters join U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham,…

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Nikki Haley says she’s willing to discuss possible VP run

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says she’s open to the idea of being the running mate to the Republican nominee for president. Speaking on NBC’s “Today” Wednesday, Haley said she’s willing to have a conversation about running as vice president once a nominee is selected. “If a candidate wanted to sit down and talk, I would sit down and talk,” she said. “It’s a big decision, it’s a family decision. But absolutely, I would sit down and talk.” She also…

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Mitch Perry Report for 1.13.16 — The right hates Nikki Haley’s response on the SOTU

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The Republican Party tapped South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to give the official response to President Obama‘s final (and very boring) State of the Union address Tuesday night, and if anything, it exposed the fissures that are ongoing with the GOP nationally. Although the first few minutes of her speech bashed Obama in ways that shouldn’t alienate any conservatives, she then shifted gears, referring to the very obvious fact that she’s “the proud daughter of Indian immigrants who reminded my brothers,…

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Analysis: Barack Obama in campaign form with final State of the Union

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President Barack Obama opened his State of the Union speech saying he’d keep it short, in what must have seemed music to the ears of some in the chamber antsy to get to Iowa to campaign for president. At times, Obama looked like he was one of them, eager to challenge biting criticism from Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and other Republicans. Obama was at turns boastful and biting, confident and sarcastic. Anyone who says the economy…

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Mitch Perry Report for 1.6.15 — Are Nikki Haley and Julian Castro top picks for VP?

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Since we don’t know who the presidential nominees are yet, it’s insanely premature to speculate on who might be the vice-presidential candidates, right? Of course not. Actually, the reason I’m even thinking of this today is that my original story idea for this column is being banked for a future story. But I thought about VP nominees this morning after the Republican National Committee announced that Nikki Haley will be given their response to President Barack Obama‘s State of the…

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