Fresh off her endorsement in the Republican race for the White House, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is appearing in a new television ad for [crscore]Marco Rubio[/crscore].
Haley endorsed the Florida senator on Wednesday. The Rubio campaign says the new ad will start running on television Thursday.
“America can’t afford four more years like the last eight,” Haley says in the ad. “That’s why I am endorsing Marco Rubio for president.”
Rubio is campaigning across South Carolina, which votes Saturday, with Haley and two other prominent supporters, Sen. [crscore]Tim Scott[/crscore] and Rep. [crscore]Trey Gowdy[/crscore]. His campaign is using the endorsements to claim momentum heading into the contest.
Polls show businessman Donald Trump in the lead, with Texas Sen. [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] and Rubio fighting for second place in the state. A Fox News poll released Thursday shows Trump at 32 percent, with Cruz (19 percent) and Rubio (15 percent) in an apparent battle to establish themselves as Trump’s chief rival. Cruz won Iowa’s caucuses; Trump won New Hampshire’s primary.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former neurosurgeon Ben Carson are at nine percent in the Fox News poll. Ohio Gov. John Kasich is at six percent.