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U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) was the only Republican presidential candidate who did not court the endorsement of S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley in advance of the state’s “First in the South” presidential primary.

At least that’s what the governor told reporter Schuyler Kropf of The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier on Friday shortly after announcing her endorsement of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

(To read all about Haley’s endorsement, click here. To read the release from the Romney campaign, click here).

While Haley is still viewed as a “rising star” in the national party, her support in South Carolina is imploding. A recent poll showed Haley’s approval rating at only 34.6 percent – and at just 52.5 percent among Republicans.

Paul, incidentally, was enthusiastically endorsed for president by this website earlier this month …

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