Mr. Ryan, a Republican who has risen to national prominence from his position as chairman of the House Budget Committee, is considered a leading contender on the GOP side to replace Mr. Kohl, a Democrat who made his surprise retirement announcement Friday.
“That is not appropriate in South Carolina,” she said. “We will give all of our candidates respect, and we certainly expect our candidates to come in and give the people of South Carolina respect.”
Mr. Trump, who is weighing a run for the Republican presidential nomination, has peppered his public appearances with blunt, expletive-laced comments and criticism of the Obama administration.
Mrs. Haley said former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has a lot of work to do to explain his support of the state’s health care law. But she said Mr. Romney, whom she supported in 2008, “showed courage when it came to dealing with health care.”
She also complimented Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who is also mulling a presidential run. “He was an amazing reformer in his state,” she said.
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