An email invitation will go out Wednesday to supporters of the former South Carolina governor, Nikki Haley inviting them to a Feb. 15 launch event in Charleston where she is expected to announce her candidacy.
Nikki Haley Presidential Run 2024
Nikki Haley, former South Carolina governor and United States ambassador to the United Nations, is rumored to be considering a presidential run in 2024. She has a strong conservative record and international experience, making her a potential candidate for the Republican Party. However, nothing has been officially announced and the presidential race is still several years away.
Haley’s plans were first reported by The Post and Courier of Charleston, who was the first to break the news.
Haley, 51, served as South Carolina’s governor for six years before serving as President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations. When she enters the race, Haley will be the first contender to join the contest against her former boss, who is currently the sole Republican seeking his party’s 2024 nomination.
Trump was in South Carolina Saturday for the initial campaign swing of his 2024 campaign, standing alongside Gov. Henry McMaster — who served as Haley’s lieutenant governor — and several GOP members of the state’s delegation, part of his leadership team in the early-voting state.
Haley feuded sometimes with White House officials during the Trump administration, but she also boosted her public image. It was speculated that Haley would challenge Trump in 2020 or replace Vice President Mike Pence on the ticket, but she did neither.
Her next step was to return to South Carolina, where she bought a home on Kiawah Island, joined Boeing’s board and began speaking, commanding fees of up to $200,000. A common step on the road to the White House is to pen two books.
After the siege on the Capitol building that took place on Jan. 6, Haley initially cast doubt on Trump’s political future, although she insisted that she would not challenge him in 2024.
Haley told The Associated Press in 2021 that she would not run if President Trump did, but since then she has increased her political activism and Stand for America nonprofit work. committee, and endorsing dozens of candidates in the 2022 midterm elections.
Haley announced last year that she would be taking the holidays to consider running during a visit to her alma mater, Clemson University.
When asked recently why she is considering a run, Haley told Fox News that “a lot has changed,” referencing, among other things, U.S. economic problems.
In addition, she continued to say that she thought she could contribute to the “new generational change,” an indirect reference to the advanced age of President Trump.
On Saturday, Trump told WIS-TV that Haley had contacted him several days earlier to ask his opinion. Trump noted that she had vowed not to run against him but said he had not stopped her.
“She said she would never run against me since I was the greatest president, but people tend to change their opinions over time, and the things that are in their hearts change,” he said. “So if your heart wants to do it, then go ahead and do it,” he added.“She said she would never run against me since I was the greatest president, but people tend to change their opinions over time, and the things that are in their hearts change,” he said. “So if your heart wants to do it, then go ahead and do it,” he added.