South Carolina Sleepover not a Bachmann Endorsement, says Nikki Haley

By Eliza

Jul 19, 2011 5:44pm

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ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe (@matthewbjaffe) reports:

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann may have had a rough day after the Daily Caller published a story that she suffers from debilitating migraines and her security team accosted ABC News correspondent Brian Ross, but at least she had a relaxing night.

Bachmann spent Monday night at the governor’s mansion in Columbia, South Carolina, the state’s governor Nikki Haley confirmed.

“To our friends at the press: yes, Michelle Bachman stayed at the house last night. No it is not an endorsement,” Haley said in a message posted on Twitter and Facebook Tuesday afternoon. “She was smart, bright, energetic, and appreciates our great state. Yes that same invitation is for all other Presidential candidates. It's not my endorsement you need to focus on, it is that of the people of our state. Now let's move on…”

South Carolina holds the first primary in the south, following the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary to kick off the election season.

On Monday, as part of a two-day stop in South Carolina, Bachmann announced in Columbia that she would support the Cut, Cap & Balance Act, but her visit was overshadowed by the Daily Caller report and the incident with Ross.

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