Themacforums – Nikki Haley to Announce 2024 Presidential Run on Feb. 15. According to two South Carolina Republicans familiar with her preparations, Nikki Haley, a former U.S. ambassador to the UN and governor of South Carolina, is anticipated to officially announce her bid for the presidency in 2024 on February 15 in Charleston.
By joining former President Donald Trump in the Republican presidential primaries, Haley would be the first Republican contender.
In an interview with Fox News earlier this month, Haley made her last allusion to running in 2024 and advocated for “generational transformation” when considering the nation’s future.
The 51-year-old Haley said, “I don’t think you need to be 80 years old to go be a leader in D.C. “I believe that the next generation ought to rise up, take charge, and truly begin to improve things.”
“You look at two things when you consider running for president,” continued Haley. “Do the circumstances call for new leadership? is the first question you ask yourself. “Am I that person who could be that next leader?” is the second query. So, do I believe I have what it takes to lead? Yes, but we are still sorting things out, so we will succeed. I’ve never had a race go wrong. I still believe what I said back then. I won’t lose right now.”
Haley traveled to Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada, all early states for the presidential primary, to advocate for Republicans in the 2022 midterm election cycle through her “Stand for America” PAC. Additionally, she served as a campaign surrogate for Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, as well as Dr. Mehmet Oz and Herschel Walker, who were running for the Senate in Pennsylvania and Georgia, respectively.
In early 2024 GOP primary polls, Haley consistently placed third or fourth. In a Trafalgar Group survey of South Carolina primary voters conducted in late January, Haley finished fourth and received 11.6% of the vote, trailing only Trump, former Vice President Mike Pence, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott.
Scott, a likely 2024 presidential candidate from the Palmetto State, will visit Iowa in late February for the Polk County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Dinner.
“Nikki Haley completed her qualifications for a campaign like this by transitioning from the governor’s office to the world stage at the UN. Similar to a countdown at NASA, there are only two weeks left “Dave Wilson, the head of the ecumenical group Palmetto Family Council, said.
In South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District primary last year, Haley defeated Trump symbolically by endorsing Rep. Nancy Mace. Former Rep. Katie Arrington, who was endorsed by Trump, lost to Mace by around nine points.
Haley contacted her ex-boss to let him know that she was thinking about running for president, according to Trump, who revealed to reporters who were traveling with him on Saturday to South Carolina for a campaign event.
I told her to do it when she called and said she would want to consider it. Trump ran a recount. “I had a brief conversation with her. I advised her to follow her heart if she wanted to flee.”
In April 2021, Haley, a native of South Carolina and the first female and Indian-American governor of the state, told the Associated Press that she would not run against Trump if he decided to seek office again. Following his victory in 2016, Trump proposed Haley for the position of U.N. ambassador.
At the time, Haley declared, “I would not run if President Trump ran, and I would talk to him about it.
She has regularly stated that she was thinking about running since then. According to the former governor of South Carolina, Fox News, several of the perceived shortcomings of President Biden’s administration, including the exit from Afghanistan and the sharp increase in inflation, were mentioned before she made her remarks about not challenging Trump.
When I consider it, I ask myself, “Why not me? If I’m this passionate and this dedicated.” Haley spoke with Fox News.
Wilson stated that it “comes as no surprise” that Haley will be the first Republican to run against Trump in a primary.
He told Themacforums reporters that she is the kind of person who never seems to back down from a task.