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TAMPA, FL (WIS) -
Gov. Nikki Haley took the stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa Tuesday night to highlight the work being done in the Palmetto State.
In the 10-minute speech, Haley spoke of the manufacturing jobs that have come to South Carolina in the past several years.
"We build things in the Palmetto State. We build planes. We build cars. We have three of the four largest tire producers in the world and are about to become the number one tire-producing state in the country," Haley said.
While talking up South Carolina, the governor also took plenty of time to attack the Obama Administration, saying that the hardest part of her job was dealing with the federal government and the president.
Haley also highlighted her head-to-head fights with the administration over the state's illegal immigration law, the state's voter ID law, and the battle to keep labor unions out of Charleston's Boeing plant.
But mostly, Haley talked of the pride she had when the first South Carolina-made Boeing plane rolled out of the plant.
"A few months ago, I sat on the tarmac at the Boeing facility in North Charleston and watched as a brand new, mack daddy plane rolled onto the runway sporting a 'Made With Pride In South Carolina' decal and surrounded by 6,000 non-union employees, cheering, smiling and so proud of what they had built," Haley said.
Haley's speech ended with a plea for support for Mitt Romney.
"America deserves better than what we have today," Haley said. "We deserve a President Mitt Romney."
Haley is South Carolina's first minority governor and the first woman to hold the governor's office. Haley's not the only minority to take the stage in Tampa. She'll share the spotlight with Condoleezza Rice and Ann Romney.