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Nikki Haley Says She Would Consider Being a Candidate for Vice President in 2016


"If a candidate wanted to sit down and talk, I would sit down and talk.."

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Wednesday that she would be willing to "sit down and talk" with any Republican presidential candidate that wanted her as their running mate.

"If a candidate wanted to sit down and talk, I would sit down and talk," Haley told host Matt Lauer Wednesday morning during an interview on NBC's "Today" show.

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"I haven't really thought about it," Haley said, when asked by Lauer to rate her interest in the position on a "scale of one to 10."

"I think that's a big decision," Haley added when pressed by Lauer. "It's a family decision; it's a state decision; it's something that I would have to think about. But I would absolutely sit down and talk with anyone that wanted to talk."

Haley received praise Tuesday night for her delivery of the official GOP response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

Fox News pollster Frank Luntz said that Haley's response was "the highest we've ever tested."

During her interview with Lauer, Haley also confirmed what many were thinking: Her subtle jab at "the angriest voices" was, indeed, aimed at Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

"He was one of them, yes. He was one," Haley said. "I think we're seeing it across the country, but yes, Mr. Trump has definitely contributed to what I think is just irresponsible talk."

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