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This Republican will reportedly launch a presidential bid in February
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This Republican will reportedly launch a presidential bid in February

Nikki Haley, who served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations during a portion of former President Donald Trump's White House tenure, will reportedly launch a 2024 presidential bid in February, according to the Post and Courier.

The outlet reported that an individual in "Haley's inner circle" confirmed that Haley will jump into the 2024 presidential race — the outlet also reported that according to an invitation slated to be sent to Haley supporters, a "special announcement" will take place on February 15.

Sources confirmed to Fox News Digital that Haley will formally announce her presidential bid on February 15.

If Haley throws her hat into the ring, she would need to defeat Trump during the GOP presidential primary contest in order to secure the party's presidential nomination — Trump announced in November that he is running for president again.

Prior to serving as U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Haley served as governor of South Carolina. Before that, she served in the state's House of Representatives.

During an interview with Fox News Channel's Brett Baier, Haley said that when considering a presidential bid, "You first look at, does the current situation push for new leadership?" Haley also asked, "Am I that person that could be that new leader" — she indicated that she believes she could fill the role: "Yes, I think I can be that leader," she said.

In 2021, Haley indicated that she would not run if Trump ran again. "I would not run if President Trump ran," she said when asked if a Trump presidential run would preclude her from running. She added that the topic is one they would discuss if that choice needed to be made.

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Alex Nitzberg

Alex Nitzberg

Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News.
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