Haley endorsing Rubio

Official_Photo_of_SC_Governor_Nikki_HaleyReports are indicating South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is endorsing Florida senator Marco Rubio in his bid for the White House.

First reported by The State newspaper, reporter Andrew Shain wrote that the decision on who the governor would endorse came down to between Rubio and former Florida governor Jeb Bush.

With the pending endorsement, Haley will join Sen. Tim Scott in endorsing Rubio, who promoted his support for the Florida senator earlier this year.

Recent polls in South Carolina have shown Rubio running anywhere from second to fourth place among state Republicans, consistently averaging support in the mid to high teens.

With four days before the Republican primary, New York businessman Donald Trump has continued to lead the field in South Carolina by convincing margins, with Texas senator Ted Cruz having a slight edge in most polls over Rubio, Bush and Ohio governor John Kasich for second-place.

News of the planned announcement broke Wednesday afternoon, as frontrunner Donald Trump continued on the campaign trail, with his next event scheduled for Walterboro at 5 p.m., followed by a rally at the Sumter County Civic Center, where he is likely to comment on the latest development.

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