The New York Times reported Tuesday morning that Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador, officially entered the race for president, a move that was not entirely unexpected as Hailey has on several occasions hinted but stopped short of declaring her intentions.
She made the announcement in a video:
Get excited! Time for a new generation.
Let’s do this! 👊 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/BD5k4WY1CP
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) February 14, 2023
She is the first Republican to announce her challenge to former President Donald Trump and she may be alone in that field for some time to come as other potential rivals test the waters of a successful run in 2024.
By announcing early, Ms. Haley, 51, who has spoken of the need for “generational change” in her party, seized an opportunity for a head start on fund-raising and to command a closer look from potential Republican primary voters, whose support she needs if she is to rise from low single digits in early polls of the G.O.P. field.
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