Nikki Haley Officially Announces 2024 Presidential Bid

( – After months of speculation, it’s now official. Nikki Haley, former South Carolina governor and United Nations Ambassador, announced Feb. 14 that she is challenging former President Trump for the Republican nomination in the 2024 election.

Haley made her announcement on Twitter, where she talked about her record as governor, and also looked towards the future and what the country needs. In the video she stated, “It’s time for a new generation of leadership.” 

Haley now heads to New Hampshire and Iowa, the first states that will hold presidential primaries. She will host town halls there.

Haley served two terms as the governor of South Carolina, from 2011-2017. In Trump’s administration, Haley served as the Ambassador to the United Nations from January 2017 until 2018. After leaving the Trump administration, Haley launched the Stand for America advocacy group. The group was active during the 2022 midterm elections.

In 2021 Haley said if Trump was running for president that she would not enter the race and she would put her support behind him. However, she changed her message in January, deciding instead to run. 

Haley is the daughter of Indian immigrants. In 2011 as South Carolina’s governor, making her the first female governor as well as the first Indian-American to lead South Carolina. If Haley were to win the 2024 nomination she would be the first Asian-American and first woman, making history again.

While Trump and Haley are the first to announce their candidacy, Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, former Vice President Mike Pence, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem; Virginia Gov.  Glenn Youngkin; former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson; former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Texas Rep. Will Hurd, are names that have been discussed as potential candidates that could join the race.

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