Romney Sings Happy Birthday To South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Mitt Romney added a festive air to an end-of-the-campaign rally today, singing Happy Birthdayto one of his top backers: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.

Romney noted that it’s an especially big day for Haley: “She turns 40 years old.”

The Republican candidate also produced a cake for Haley and invited backers to partake after the rally.

Haley told the crowd: “All I want is President Romney for my birthday.”

Earlier, Haley told supporters to make sure they crank out the vote for Romney on Saturday, as he tries to fight off Newt Gingrich in the South Carolina primary. Haley said the race is an important milestone in the fight for the Republican presidential nomination.

“We’ve got to end this,” Haley said.

Haley wasn’t the only governor to speak on Romney’s behalf in North Charleston.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who endorsed Romney earlier today, described the former Massachusetts governor as “a results-oriented conservative” and “a strong leader.”

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