Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is expected to launch her candidacy for Republican presidential contender in 2024 in the coming days.
Haley’s apparent intention to run against former President Donald Trump comes after she previously stated that she would not run for president if Trump ran.
According to the Charleston Post and Courier, Haley will make her formal announcement on February 15 at The Shed, which is housed at the Charleston Visitor Center in downtown Charleston.
Key backers of Haley are set to get an email inviting them to the ‘special event’ according to the report.
Haley has been hinting at a White House candidacy for months, boosting her presence on social media and in national appearances, indicating that she is moving toward an official run.
Haley became a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, where she served from 2005 to 2011.
During her time in the state legislature, she gained a reputation as a fiscal conservative and a strong advocate for job creation and economic development.
In 2010, Haley was elected governor of South Carolina.
During her time in office, she made headlines for her tough stance on immigration, labor unions, and environmental regulations. She also led the state through several major natural disasters, including the historic flood of 2015.
In 2016, Haley was selected by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. In this role, she became a prominent figure on the international stage, advocating for American interests.
She served in this role until 2018, when she resigned to take a break from public service.
Haley will become only the second Republican, after former President Trump, to officially announce their intention to run for President in 2024 so far.