SC governor predicts Romney victory in SC primary

SC governor predicts Romney victory in SC primary

POSTED: Friday, January 6, 2012 - 1:45am

UPDATED: Friday, January 6, 2012 - 6:52pm

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is predicting that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will win her state's pivotal Southern primary.

Haley says she believes that Romney's Mormon religion will not be a liability in South Carolina.

Evangelical voters are a potent force in GOP politics in South Carolina, and some believe that Mormons falsely claim to be Christians. The child of immigrants from India, Haley points out that South Carolinians elected her, a 38-year-old Indian woman, their governor.

By peeling away from the campaign for New Hampshire's leadoff primary next Tuesday, Romney is making a show of force in South Carolina, the first Southern primary state.

Joining Romney for a campaign appearance Thursday were Haley and the GOP's presidential nominee in 2008, Sen. John McCain.

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Just read something really funny...romney has always said his great grandfather left he US to live in Mexico because he didn't want religious persecution...romney has been steadfast in this...come to find out his great grandfather left the US fearing PROSECUTION for polygamy, not religious persecution. A generation later, his grandfather came back and settled in the US. Though polygamy is illegal and something Mormons would like to forget, why would romney lie about his roots?

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