By David Hylton
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a rising GOP star, said Virginia is no longer economically competitive and has taken a "nose dive" under Gov. Terry McAuliffe's leadership.
Haley was in the Commonwealth on Tuesday for an event hosted by gubernatorial hopeful Ed Gillespie's political action committee.
Gillespie, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, is one of at least three Republicans running to be the GOP nominee for Virginia's governor next year. U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman and Corey Stewart, who is chairman Trump's Virginia campaign, are also running.
Gillespie says he hopes "to be a governor for all Virginians."
Haley, who has been a rumored vice presidential prospect for Donald Trump, also spoke out against Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton, according to the Associated Press.
"I may not know that I'm going to get with Trump; I absolutely know what I'm going to get with Hillary Clinton," Haley said.