Palin endorses Haley in race for governor

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was in town Friday to give her endorsement to state Rep. Nikki Haley in the South Carolina gubernatorial race.

Palin and Haley appeared on the State House steps shortly before 6 p.m.

After a short speech from Haley, Palin took the podium speaking to a crowd of nearly 1,000 for just over 10 minutes.

She told supporters and protesters that Haley is the woman for the job and will stand up for them.

Palin called her a fighter and a winner and said she may not be liked by the good-old boys because she stands up for what is right.

Haley faces Attorney General Henry McMaster, U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett and Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer for the nomination in the June 8 primary.

McMaster has been endorsed by U.S. Senator John McCain. Barrett has the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce on his side and Bauer is backed by Fox News host and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.

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