Former governor of South Carolina. Nikki Haley insisted Thursday that she wouldn’t actually do it must win in his home country in order to achieve victory there – after two huge defeats in the first two states to vote in the race for the Republican nomination for the 2024 presidential election.
Speaking to reporters after a campaign event in South Carolina, Haley was asked what winning the state’s Republican primary on Feb. 24 would look like for her.
“I think we need to make sure it’s a competitive race, make sure it looks close. If we do that, it will take us to Michigan and Super Tuesday and that’s what we’re looking at.” , she said.
When asked if she would stay in the race with a second place finish, she claimed she was “not going anywhere.”
“It’s just about closing that gap,” she said.
Her campaign was not, she said, “an anti-Trump movement.”
“Ultimately, I’m doing this because the party that shows up with a new generation of leader is the party that’s going to win,” she said. “I do this because I don’t want my children to live like this.”
Haley appeared as the last remaining major alternative to former President Donald Trump in the race for the GOP nomination after his rival Ron DeSantis ended his campaign in January following a distant second place in the Iowa caucuses.
Haley came in third in Iowa, just behind DeSantis, but quickly celebrated a better performance in the New Hampshire primary where she was behind Trump. by about 11 points.
She argued, as she did again on Thursday, that his strategy is losing less and less to Trump, and then, at some point around Super Tuesday in March, when many states vote at the same time, start to overtake him.
“We went from 2% to 20% in Iowa. Then we went there, we got 43% [in] New Hampshire. But you know what this story is…