Nikki Haley Announces 2024 GOP Presidential Campaign
Nikki Haley, the former governor of South Carolina and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has announced that she will make a bid for the White House, becoming the first Republican to challenge former President Donald Trump for the party’s nomination.
Haley, who served under Trump, made the announcement in a video posted online, in which she declared that “it’s time for a new generation of leadership.”
“I’m Nikki Haley, and I’m running for president,” she says at the close of the video.
The daughter of Indian immigrants, Haley was born in Bamberg, South Carolina, and would go on to become the state’s first female governor and the first Indian-American to lead the state. If she wins the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, she would make history again as the first woman and first Asian-American at the top of the GOP ticket.
Haley is set to deliver a speech to supporters announcing her run in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday, and then travel to New Hampshire and Iowa, the first states on the presidential primary calendar, in the days after. Haley will return to South Carolina in mid-March for a conservative forum.
“The Washington establishment has failed us over and over and over again,” she said.
— from CBS News