AIKEN, S.C. - AS THE BATTLEGROUND FOR THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY MOVES INTO NIKKI HALEY’S HOME STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THE FORMER soUTH cAROLINA GOVERNOR MADE A CAMPAIGN STOP IN AIKEN, mONDAY.       

HALEY HAS traveled ACROSS THE PALMETTO State THE PAST FEW WEEKS. AS THE FINAL republican opponent left to Former President donald trump, the stop in an effort to try to close the wide gap in the polls between the two candidates.

“OUR COUNTRY IS in DISARRAY AND THE WORLD is ON FIRE AND WE NEED TO START TO GET TO WORK TO FIX HER,” the republican presidential candidate says.

THE FORMER U.N. AMBASSADOR HELD A MEET AND GREET AT THE USC AIKEN ETHERREDGE CENTER.

HALEY VOWING TO BE THE NEW GENERATIONAL CONSERVATIVE LEADER, WHO LEAVES THE BAGGAGE BEHIND AND FOCUSES ON THE FUTURE. “I THINK IT’S TIME WE HAVE TERM LIMITS IN WASHINGTON D.C., I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE MENTAL COMPETENCY TESTS FOR ANYONE OVER THE AGE OF 75," she says. "WE ALL KNOW PEOPLE WHO ARE 75 THAT CAN RUN CIRCLES AROUND US AND THEN WE KNOW JOE BIDEN.”

ONLY TWO STATES HAVE VOTED IN THE PRIMARIES SO FAR. SOUTH CAROLINA WILL BE THE THIRD.

THE BAMBERG NATIVE PROMISED THOSE IN HER HOME STATE that she will stop WASTEFUL SPENDING IN WASHINGTON, PROVIDE TRANSPARENCY IN EDUCATION AND SECURE OUR BORDERS.

SUPPORTERS TELL fox54 they ‘PICK NIKKI’ BECAUSE THEY SAW WHAT SHE DID AS GOVERNOR AND BELIEVE SHE CAN DO IT AGAIN, but THIS TIME ON A LARGER SCALE.

WHAT’S ON MY MIND IS I WANT MY COUNTRY BACK, I DON’T RECOGNIZE MY COUNTRY ANYMORE AND I’M GONNA DO WHATEVER I CAN TO AFFECT THAT CHANGE,” says Rose nardantonio.

ANother in attendance says him and his wife have resided in SOuth Carolina for 18 years. they believe Haley is the change the country needs. “WE SAW NIKKI WHEN SHE WAS RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR AND EXPERIENCED HER TWO TERMS AS GOVeRNOR AND WE WERE JUST VERY PLEASE WITH HER," Jack grados says. "WE THINK SHE’S HONEST AND TRUSTWORTHY AND WE JUST CAN’T IMAGINE NOT HAVING HER AS PRESIDENT, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE COMPETITION.“

EARLY VOTING BEGINS NEXT WEEK, FEBRUARY 12TH. HALEY SAYS SHE’S COUNTING ON SOUTH CAROLINIAN’S TO GET OUT AND VOTE NOW AHEAD OF THE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ON FEBRUARY 24TH.

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