Haley, Bachmann Kick Off Unofficial Start of GOP Primary in SC

Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 04:26 PM

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley helped kick off the unofficial start to the Republican presidential primary season at a tea party rally Monday that featured Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota as a headliner.

"We're here because South Carolina is an extremely important state," Bachmann said to a crowd of about 300 at a Tax Day protest organized by the Columbia TEA Party, which uses the acronym for “taxed enough already” in its name.

She rallied the anti-Obama crowd, calling him a "one-term president" and the "best friend that Wall Street has ever had," the Charleston Post and Courier reported Tuesday. www.postandcourier.com/news/2011/apr/19/bachmann-in-columbia/

Bachmann, founder and head of the House Tea Party Caucus, said she plans to decide sometime around June whether to run for the White House. Haley and Bachmann met before the rally, but the governor, who also is a tea party favorite, said she hasn’t decided whom to endorse.

"There is no one that is exciting me at the moment, but I have always said that I think the environment will dictate who that person is going to be," Haley told the newspaper. "When the time is right, I will endorse."



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