Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) will be making an announcement about her White House plans this month, according to a report.
The Post and Courier reported Tuesday evening Haley will make a formal announcement that she is running for president and will seek the Republican nomination for 2024.
The outlet cited an invitiation that will soon go out to her supporters, saying her advertised “special announcement” will take place on February 15 at the The Shed at the Charleston Visitor Center.
According to The Post and Courier, the announcement was confirmed by an individual of Haley’s inner circle.
Last month, Haley hinted at a White House run while speaking to Fox News’s Bret Bair.
“Do I think I could be that leader? Yes, But we are still working through things and we’ll figure it out,” Haley said at the time.
She also recently tweeted, “It’s time for a new generation. It’s time for new leadership. And it’s time to take our country back. America is worth the fight—and we’re just getting started.”
It’s time for a new generation.
It’s time for new leadership.
And it’s time to take our country back.
America is worth the fight—and we’re just getting started. pic.twitter.com/L93Q6WirzD
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) January 21, 2023
Former President Donald Trump told reporters Haley had a conversation with him about running.
“She called me and said she’d like to consider it, and I said, ‘You should do it,’” Trump said.
A Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey released to The Hill last month showed Trump is the favorite for the party’s nomination.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) came in second, former Vice President Mike Pence came in third, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Haley tied for fourth.
Mark Penn, the co-director of the Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey, explained, “Trump has strengthened somewhat but Ron DeSantis continues to strengthen as well.”
He added, “Trump is ahead but already has every vote he can get — DeSantis is the candidate of potential.”
The poll was conducted from January 18 to 19 and surveyed 2,050 registered voters.
Truth and Accuracy
We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.