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'#NeverNikki': Rand Paul slaps Nikki Haley with anti-endorsement
Photo (left): Screenshot taken from video on the @RandPaul X account; Photo (right): Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

'#NeverNikki': Rand Paul slaps Nikki Haley with anti-endorsement

Some Republicans have endorsed presidential primary candidates, but GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has declared what could be characterized as an anti-endorsement, announcing that he is "#NeverNikki" while expressing his strong opposition to Nikki Haley's candidacy.

In a video, Paul said that "there's a lot to like" about former President Donald Trump. The senator also said he is a "big fan of ... the fiscal conservatism of Ron DeSantis." The lawmaker then described Vivek Ramaswamy as an "important voice."

But he declared that he "cannot support" Haley. "I don't think any informed or knowledgeable libertarian or conservative should support Nikki Haley," he declared.

Paul is directing people to visit nevernikki.net. The site, which has a form where people can provide their name, email address, phone number, and zip code, indicates that it is "PAID FOR BY RAND PAUL FOR US SENATE."

The senator recently met with Democrat-turned-independent presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who tweeted on Wednesday, "Had a wonderful talk with @RandPaul this morning about issues we share in common — restoring free speech and ending forever wars, chronic disease epidemics, agency capture, and government waste."

Trump remains the clear frontrunner in the GOP presidential primary, according to polls, but Haley may prove to be competitive in New Hampshire.

A Saint Anselm College Survey Center poll found that among New Hampshire Republican presidential primary likely voters, 45% indicated they would be most likely to back Trump in the primary, while 31% supported Haley. While 9% supported Chris Christie, the former New Jersey governor recently announced the end of his presidential bid, which means other candidates could snag the votes of his supporters.

"I do like a lot of the aspects of at least three people on the Republican side as well as Bobby Kennedy," Paul said, according to Politico. "I'm absolutely dead certain Nikki Haley would be wrong for our country," he noted. "And I do have some voice. I want to make sure my voice is heard."

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Alex Nitzberg

Alex Nitzberg

Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News.
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