Haley enters the race as former President Donald Trump’s first challenger in the Republican presidential primary.
Former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced Tuesday she is running for president in 2024.
Haley, a former South Carolina governor, enters the race as former President Donald Trump’s first challenger in the Republican presidential primary. She announced her run in a three-and-a-half minute video posted to Twitter, touting her accomplishments as governor and declares “it’s time for a new generation of leadership” in Washington.
“Republicans have lost the popular vote in seven out of the last eight presidential elections. That has to change,” Haley said in the video. “Joe Biden’s record is abysmal, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Washington establishment has failed us over and over and over again.”
While she’s the first Republican after Trump to enter the race, several other GOP candidates are still expected to run, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former Vice President Mike Pence and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott.
Even with Haley’s head start launching her campaign ahead of others in the GOP, a potentially crowded Republican field could splinter support and fundraising resources. Already in her home state of South Carolina, Trump has earned a handful of prominent endorsements. And if Scott chooses to run, the two will likely enter a battle for endorsements from their many shared advisers, donors and allies in the Palmetto State and beyond.
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