By JIM DAVENPORT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says she will continue to campaign for Mitt Romney despite a losing bet placed in her state's key primary.
Haley said Saturday she'll help Romney as time allows as the race moves to Florida and other states. She said that any campaigning she does will have to fit in with her schedule as she works to get things done in the Legislature.
She said Romney remains the best choice as an outsider to shake up things in Washington and defeat President Barack Obama in November.
Newt Gingrich won much of the tea party-leaning base that swept her into office in November and its activists were bewildered by Haley backing Romney. Haley said those supporters know she has strong beliefs and will fight for them.