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Haley campaign doesn't turn Palin nod into cash

May 26, 2010 8:31:00 AM - thestate.com
A key endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin didn't change the financial fortunes of state Rep. Nikki Haley campaign to become South Carolina's first woman governor, campaign finance reports released Tuesday show.

But what Haley lacks in cash, the Lexington Republican is making up in media coverage both good and bad.

Haley's campaign finance report shows she has raised $102,762 since April 1, landing her last among four GOP hopefuls in the June 8 primaries to replace term-limited Republican Gov. Mark Sanford.

Two weeks ago, Palin endorsed Haley from the Statehouse steps in Columbia and expectations rose that she'd cash in on that and ride a Palin bump to the bank.

It didn't' happen and Haley campaign manager Tim Pearson doesn't mind. "We'll take the bump in the polls," Pearson said.

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