South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley thought she coming to the Lowcountry for a Republican fundraiser on Nov. 12. That’s before U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio mentioned her as a potential vice presidential running mate at a Hilton Head campaign stop earlier in the day.
But Haley downplayed the latest flurry of rumors that have been circulating since the summer. She told the Beaufort County Republican Party that she is not considering such a move at this time.
“Y’all keep trying to get rid of me, and I’m not going anywhere,” she said, earning laughs from the crowd.
Haley’s star has been on the rise since her decision to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse. She was recently named one of Politico Magazine’s top 50 most influential leaders in American politics.