Haley Makes Last Stand Against Trump, One Year After Launching GOP Presidential Bid

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One year ago, Nikki Haley formally announced her candidacy for the White House, positioning herself as the last major rival to former President Donald Trump in the race for the 2024 Republican nomination.

In a statement on February 15, 2023, Haley criticized both Trump, who is now 77, and President Biden, who is 81, saying, “America is not past our prime, it’s just that our politicians are past theirs.”

Haley, a former two-term South Carolina governor who later served as U.N. ambassador in the Trump administration, launched her campaign in front of a large crowd of supporters in Charleston. She was the first major challenger to Trump to enter the 2024 race, and a year later, she is the final one standing.

Haley (Credits: NY1)

“One year ago, there were 13 fellas in the race and we were polling at 2%. But we knew what we were fighting for: a strong and proud America. And now, one year later, we’re back in my sweet state of South Carolina and we’re ready to bring it home!,” Haley said Thursday on social media.

However, with nine days remaining until the South Carolina Republican presidential primary, Haley faces a significant challenge in her bid for the nomination against Trump, who is the commanding frontrunner as he makes his third consecutive White House run.

I'm Richard Rosales, I cover political news and ongoing US elections.