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Haley Passes on (Not Offered) VP Spot

10:35 AM, Apr 2, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, a Republican, would decline an offer to be the vice presidential nominee, she tells ABC:

"I'd say, 'Thank you, but no,'" she said. "I made a promise to the people of this state. And I think that promise matters. And I intend to keep it."

But the governor fell short of delivering a South Carolina win to Romney. Instead the GOP presidential candidate suffered a substantial defeat in the Palmetto state, falling 13 percentage points behind Newt Gingrich. ...

"South Carolinians are strong, independently-minded people," Haley said. "At the end of the day, they make their own decisions. And I respect them for that. And I welcome that. And I told him that from the very beginning."

Of course, Haley has not been offered the vice presidential spot, and the Republican party hasn't even settled on a presidential nominee yet.

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