Gov. Haley speaks at 'Women for Romney' event in NC

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APEX, N.C. (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has made her second trip to North Carolina in less than a week, this time to help Mitt Romney and urge women to focus on economic issues in the presidential election.

Haley addressed about 150 people at a "Women for Mitt" event Monday morning in Apex. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Haley said issues such as contraception are not going to be the deciding factors for women.

Haley said women are "paying attention to everything," including jobs, the economy and health care. She criticized arguments by Democrats that Republicans are creating a war on women.

Haley attended a Pat McCrory for governor rally last Wednesday in Fayetteville.

Haley planned later Monday to attend "Women for Mitt" events in Virginia and Florida.