COLUMBIA — Gov. Nikki Haley is hitting the road next week to help Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and participate in a roundtable with fellow GOP governors.
On Tuesday, Haley will lead campaign events for Romney in Ann Arbor and Lansing, Mich., followed by an evening fundraiser in Detroit.
Haley’s office said Romney himself will not be on hand for the events.
Haley’s travel costs and expenses will be covered by the Romney campaign, according to the governor’s spokesman Rob Godfrey.
The next day, Haley heads to Aspen, Co. to take part in a “Conversation with Republican Governors” led by the Aspen Institute’s President and CEO Walter Isaacson.
A number of possible GOP vice presidential nominees will be there.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will Join Haley at the $15 per ticket event.
All the governors have been mentioned in recent months as possible running mates for Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.
Haley has said she is not being vetted for the post and has the job she wants.
Godfrey said the Republican Governors Association will cover Haley’s travel and expenses for the Colorado trip.
He said Haley will be back in South Carolina on Friday morning.
“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,” Godfrey said in a statement.
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