Haley Skips White House Dinner
Gov. Nikki Haley says she's visiting with friends instead of the President
Gov. Nikki Haley will not attend a dinner for governors hosted by President Barack Obama Monday night.
Haley told the Huffington Post that she was honored to attend the dinner last year, but that she and her husband planned to meet other friends instead.
Haley attended a meeting with President Obama Monday morning at the White House and then held a joint press conference with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal at 2 p.m.
Haley said she encouraged Obama to invest in port-deepinging projects during the meeting. Obama encouraged governors to increase their investment in education.
Haley endorsed Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination, but has not campaigned for him since the South Carolina contest.
Haley said she did not coordinate her absence from the dinner with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who will also miss the event.