Republican Nikki Haley announces her candidacy for president in 2024 : NPR
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Nikki Haley, a former South Carolina governor who also served in the Trump administration, is preparing to run for president in 2024, a source familiar with her planning told NPR. The Post & Courier newspaper originally announced Haley’s intention to run.
A note to supporters, supposedly outlining his plans, is expected to be released on Wednesday.
The Republican is expected to be the first to challenge former President Donald Trump in a GOP primary election. Last year, Trump announced another bid for the White House. Haley served as Trump’s US ambassador to the United Nations for nearly two years, from 2017 until 2018, when she stepped down.
Prior to her tenure in the Trump administration, Haley led the state of South Carolina as governor from 2011 until 2017, when she left to take up the UN post. Haley was the first woman to serve as governor of South Carolina.
Since Haley left the Trump White House, she’s traveled the country with a particular focus on visiting early voting states. She also released a memoir about her time working with the former president.
In 2021, Haley said she would not run for president if Trump ran again, but recently veered from her typical line, calling for a new generation of leadership within the Republican Party during an appearance on Fox News which she then posted on Twitter.
It’s time for a new generation.
It is time for new leadership.
And it’s time to take our country back.
America is worth the fight and we are just getting started. pic.twitter.com/L93Q6WirzD
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) January 21, 2023
During this January 20 appearance on Fox News HannityHaley declined to confirm a presidential campaign, but pointed to one of the challenges any Republican candidate faces in a general election: the popular vote.
“We’ve lost the last seven out of eight popular votes for president,” Haley said. “It’s time to have a Republican out there who can lead and who can win a general election.”
Haley’s official presidential campaign announcement is expected on February 15 in Charleston, SC
NPR’s Scott Detrow and Megan Pratz contributed to this story.
Haley gave the GOP response to President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union address. Here’s the cover of that: