The highly popular Governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, has endorsed Marco Rubio in South Carolina.
This comes as national polling now has Rubio tied for second place with Cruz and the size of Rubio’s events in South Carolina are growing.
There is really something going on in South Carolina with Rubio. More importantly, internal polling from various campaigns appear to have closer race between Cruz and Trump than public polling suggests.
Three days after South Carolina is Nevada, where Rubio could have a big impact given his ties to the state.
While most endorsements do not matter, Governor Haley endorsing so close to the primary is going to dominate the news cycle. Given her popularity, that is only going to help Rubio.