Haley campaign doesn't turn Palin nod into cash

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A key endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin hasn't done much to change the fortunes of state Rep. Nikki Haley in her bid to become South Carolina's first woman governor.

The Lexington Republican's financial disclose filed Tuesday night shows Haley raised $102,762 since April 1, landing her last among four GOP hopefuls in the June 8 primaries to replace term-limited Republican Gov. Mark Sanford.

Haley campaign manager Tim Pearson didn't mind. He said the campaign would take the bump in polling data.

And Haley has had coverage she can't buy with the Palin endorsement as well as a Columbia blogger's claim on Monday that he had an affair with Haley, who categorically denied that claim and has seen an outpouring of sympathy.

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