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Nikki Haley Compared To Snooki, Kardashians By South Carolina Democratic Party Leader

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South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian compared Nikki Haley to the Kardashians and Snooki in taking aim at the Palmetto State's Republican governor on Thursday.

Harpootlian criticized Haley in a press release over how she's demonstrated her support for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

"South Carolina Republican Governor Nikki Haley has spent more time in the last month outside the state traveling with Mitt Romney and appearing on national television programs promoting herself than she has on promoting jobs for South Carolinians or meeting with the Republican legislature to pass meaningful tax reform," he said. "Only 18 months in office and she has already written her biography. It used be that only people who accomplished something significant had biographies written, but in the age of Snooki and Kardashian celebrities it should be no surprise Nikki Haley draws some national curiosity."

Haley's memoir, Can’t Is Not an Option, was released earlier this week. She endorsed Romney in the GOP primary race last December and has made appearances alongside the candidate on the trail.

Despite Haley's support for Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich came out on top in South Carolina's primary election in January.

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