Election 2016

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley a potential 2016 running mate?

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The last month has been daunting for Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina. She faced the aftermath of the mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and took up the fight to remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol grounds. But the tragedy and triumph have helped bolster her national profile, and they might earn her a spot in the 2016 presidential election. In fact, GOP hopeful Scott Walker, when asked by a reporter, said he would consider her as a running mate if he won the Republican nomination. “Certainly Nikki’s a friend of mine, she has been a very capable governor, and there will be a long list of people like her,” Walker told The New York Times. Walker stressed that a decision on a running mate is premature — he just announced his candidacy on Monday — but said he would choose a running mate that “shares my values and my concerns.”

Read the full story at The New York Times.

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