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Haley Will Continue Stumping For Romney

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says she'll continue campaigning for Mitt Romney, despite his loss Saturday in her state's primary. Haley says she'll help Romney as time allows as the race moves to Florida and other states. She said that any campaigning she does will have to fit in with her schedule as she works to get things done in the Legislature. She says Romney remains the best choice to beat the president in November. But is Haley a help to Romney? NPR's Kathy Lohr had a story last week that says Haley's endorsement of Romney has confused her conservative base. It's conservative Republicans that oppose Romney the most. From Lohr's story: "It's disappointing to a lot of people in this state," says Talbert Black, a libertarian who worked for Haley's gubernatorial campaign but now doesn't speak to her. "She could have picked anybody, and at least had some of her base say, 'Yeah, that was a good pick.' Except Romney. I haven't heard anybody say that was a great pick for her." In addition, the story notes that Haley's popularity was waning before the GOP primary.