In a move that's sure to re-fuel vice-presidential speculation that , Gov. Nikki Haley will campaign tomorrow in Michigan with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Haley has a full slate of activities today in the Upstate, including the signing of a bill reforming unemployment benefits, an and a visit to the .
Haley endorsed Romney prior to the primary here in June, but it did not give the former Massachusetts governor much of a boost, as he lost to Newt Gingrich by double digits. Haley will appear with Romney at 11:30 a.m. in Ann Arbor and then move on to Lansing home of the state headquarters for the Romney team. Her day will conclude with a fundraiser in Detroit.
Recent polls show Romney trailing Pres. Obama in Michigan, but the difference is within the margin of error. As is the case in many swing states, the economy is the key issue. Romney has long ties to the state, as his father George was governor from 1963-69.
According to Haley's spokesperson Rob Godfrey, Haley will then go to the Republican Governor's Association Conference in Colorado before returning to South Carolina on Friday morning. Godfrey said costs of the governor’s travel and expenses will be covered by the Romney campaign and the RGA.
Godfrey added, “There are few things more important to South Carolina’s future than a new occupant of the White House, and now that the legislative session is over, Gov. Haley will do anything and everything she can to help elect Mitt Romney president.”