South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is endorsing Marco Rubio for president, according to Politico.
Haley’s endorsement is considered one of the most coveted of the 2016 Republican primary race. Her name has routinely been thrown into the mix as a possible VP choice. She’s expected to make her announcement at a rally in Chapin, S.C., on Wednesday evening.
The endorsement comes just three days ahead of the party’s South Carolina primary.
Jeb Bush, who was hoping for Haley’s endorsement, told NBC on Tuesday that Haley’s “is the probably the most meaningful endorsement there is, if she is going to give an endorsement it would be the most powerful, meaningful one in the state.”
Haley also delivered this year’s GOP response to the State of the Union address, where she took what has been largely regarded as an unveiled swipe at Donald Trump, warning voters not to follow “the siren call of the angriest voices.”
She endorsed Mitt Romney in 2012.