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A federal judge has put a preliminary injunction on a tough South Carolina immigration law that Gov. Nikki Haley supported. Reuters

Nikki Haley, the governor of South Carolina, a rising star in the Republican Party has shot down speculation that she might be chosen as a GOP vice presidential nominee in the 2012 election.

Appearing on CNN on Thursday, Haley said if offered the V-P spot she would not take it.

I've been in this job eight months. If we're going to look at a vice president, let's look at somebody who can bring a lot of experience to the table, Haley said.

Let's look at somebody that can do more.

Haley is popular among Tea Party conservatives and was supported by Sarah Palin during her gubernatorial campaign.

We are now seeing that this country is in pretty bad shape and what I do see is we've got great candidates that are going to lift us out of this and I think we'll have great candidates for vice president as well, Haley said.

But I'm not going to be one of them.

She added that she has not endorsed a GOP Presidential candidate yet.

This is the time we really need to be doing a lot of listening to what their details are, what their specifics are and waiting to weigh in until we can really see what the full platform looks like, Haley said.

Read here about a possible Rick Perry-Haley ticket for 2012.