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Gov. Christie visits Charleston in campaign stop for Haley

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie visited Charleston to support Gov. Nikki Haley's re-election campaign. (Photo Source: Meaghan Wallace/Live 5 News) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie visited Charleston to support Gov. Nikki Haley's re-election campaign. (Photo Source: Meaghan Wallace/Live 5 News)
Gov. Nikki Haley greets supporters at a downtown Charleston campaign stop. (Photo Source: Meaghan Wallace/Live 5 News) Gov. Nikki Haley greets supporters at a downtown Charleston campaign stop. (Photo Source: Meaghan Wallace/Live 5 News)
Protesters lined up outside the event holding signs that read, "Expand Medicaid." (Photo Source: Meaghan Wallace/Live 5 News) Protesters lined up outside the event holding signs that read, "Expand Medicaid." (Photo Source: Meaghan Wallace/Live 5 News)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie visited the Holy City Tuesday to support Gov. Nikki Haley's re-election campaign.

Christie and Haley greeted supporters at Moe's downtown before leaving to prepare for a fundraiser later in the evening.

Haley told supporters if she is re-elected, she will focus on workforce training so "everyone can get a job," and continue her support for small business industry.

Protesters lined up across the street, braving the rain while holding signs with messages like, "Expand Medicaid."

Haley openly opposed Medicaid expansion, a position that Christie does not share. Christie and Haley both insisted it should be a state-by-state issue. Haley has called President Obama's Affordable Care Act "an example of a federal government fix doing more harm than good."

Christie said he plans to come back to Charleston, but didn't reveal any plans about a possible run for the presidency in 2016.

Haley wouldn't say whether she plans to welcome other notable Republicans along the campaign trail.

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