Via Posner Politics:
Gov. Nikki Haley announced her endorsement of Mitt Romney in mid-December.
The Republican presidential candidate, regarded to be somewhat moderate, earned her Tea Party support because “he knows how the private economy works, how to fix it, and most importantly how to solve problems,” Haley said in her announcement.If true, this goes a LONG way to explaining why so many prominent Republicans have come out for Romney. It also would mean that Romney's PAC likely foresaw this scenario back in 2010, when it contributed to Haley's campaign.
The fact that Romney knows how to donate to campaigns might have more to do with it, though.
His “Free and Strong America” political action committee donated $36,000 to Haley’s campaign in 2010.
h/t Free Republic