The Buzz

A blog from The State's political team of Cassie Cope, Jamie Self and Andy Shain. Email tips to

POLITICS: Nikki Haley favors a governor in the White House

11/21/2013 1:51 PM

11/21/2013 2:23 PM

Gov. Nikki Haley says she's a fan of governors -- and she would like to see one in the White House in January 2017.

"Governors make great CEOs," Haley said at a Republican Governor’s Association news conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Thursday. "It's easier for us to look at how they handle their state and how they would handle the country than its for one member of DC saying, oh maybe they can do it."

Haley took a small dig at Congress in the video uploaded by The Daily Caller , saying, "It’s really hard for someone out of DC to prove results when they can’t even stay open."

Haley did not name any names, but she was sitting next to a potential 2016 hopeful, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was elected the RGA chairman on Thursday.

Christie has no campaign visits scheduled for Haley's re-election bid.

But Christie has "committed to doing everything he can to support her re-election, and that includes coming to campaign for her at some point over the next year," Haley campaign spokesman Rob Godfrey said.

Haley on wanting a governor to be the next president

About this blog


A blog from The State's political team of Cassie Cope, Jamie Self and Andy Shain. Email tips to Follow The Buzz @buzzatthestate. Follow Cassie @cassielcope. Follow Jamie @jamiemself. Follow Andy @andyshain.

Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service