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ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE - In this June 17, 2010 file photo South Carolina Republican gubernatorial candidate, Rep. Nikki Haley, R-Lexington, takes part in a televised debate in Columbia, S.C. Sarah Palin's support and tea party activists helped GOP Haley  emerge from a crowded field to capture the GOP nod for governor.
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ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE - In this June 17, 2010 file photo South Carolina Republican gubernatorial candidate, Rep. Nikki Haley, R-Lexington, takes part in a televised debate in Columbia, S.C. Sarah Palin's support and tea party activists helped GOP Haley emerge from a crowded field to capture the GOP nod for governor.

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