Nikki Haley credits Palin for helping message in SC

Nikki Haley told NBC's "Today" show Wednesday she already was picking up momentum in the Republican primary when Palin came to Columbia to endorse her.

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    Governor-elect for South Carolina governor Nikki Haley talks with reporters as she leaves a polling site after voting on Nov. 2, in Lexington, S.C.

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South Carolina Gov.-elect Nikki Haley says former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin helped spread Haley's message, but she's not ready to endorse Palin for president.

Haley told NBC's "Today" show Wednesday she already was picking up momentum in the Republican primary when Palin came to Columbia to endorse her.

But Haley says it's too soon to say she would back Palin for president in 2012.

Haley says she's proud to be a product of the tea party movement. She says that movement tries to fight what she called "arrogance" by Republicans and Democrats.

Haley again downplayed the significance of becoming the first woman governor in South Carolina, saying what she hopes to accomplish as governor is more important.

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