Nikki Haley May Run Against Donald Trump in 2024
(RepublicanDaily.org) – Since former President Donald Trump announced a 2024 White House run on November 15, Republicans have been debating whether to back him or give Governor Ron DeSantis (FL) a chance. It’s unlikely they’ll be the only two candidates, though — and one potential challenger is already dropping hints.
JUST NOW: @NikkiHaley at @RJC says to cheers that "a lot of people have asked if I’m going to run for president.. Now that the midterms are over, I’ll look at it in a serious way." Reiterates that "I’ve never lost an election and I’m not going to start now" #2024Election #FITN pic.twitter.com/utvi6tYh4B
— Paul Steinhauser (@steinhauserNH1) November 20, 2022
On November 20, Nikki Haley, the former US Ambassador to the United Nations, spoke to a Republican Jewish Coalition meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. To the crowd’s surprise, she told them many people had asked her if she planned to run for president in 2024, and “Now that the midterms are over, I’ll look at it in a serious way.” She then added she would have more to say soon, and pointed out she’s never lost an election — a comment many will interpret as a dig at Trump.
Haley was elected as governor of South Carolina — traditionally a solidly red state — in 2010 and 2014, before moving to New York in 2017 to serve as the US Ambassador to the UN. She stepped down from that post at the end of 2018, and since then, she’s worked for Boeing and as a GOP activist and fundraiser.
It’s true Haley has never lost an election, but in 2010, she did come closer to losing than any South Carolina gubernatorial candidate has in over a decade. Does she have the appeal to win the Republican nomination and then the White House? She seems to think so — but is she being a little too optimistic?
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