S. Carolina governor to give Republican response to key Obama address

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley during the National Governors Association meeting at the White House in Washington, DC on February 27, 2012South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who has been mentioned as a possible 2016 vice presidential pick, will deliver the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address. Haley, the first female and first minority governor in her state’s history, will address the nation on the night of January 12 after Obama’s speech, congressional leaders said Tuesday. “Nikki Haley has led an economic turnaround and set a bold agenda for her state, getting things done and becoming one of the most popular governors in America,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said in announcing her as the person to deliver the Republican address.

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