Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley hinted that she may seek a 2024 presidential bid during a speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual leadership meeting, potentially implicating the former President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination.
Haley, also a former U.S. ambassador to the Trump administration, has been considered a potential presidential candidate for years and became a vocal critic of Trump after leaving his administration.
“A lot of people have asked me if I’m going to run for president now that the midterm elections are over. I’ll give it serious thought and have more to say soon,” she told the audience in Las Vegas. , Nevada.
Haley said if she chooses to run, she will do whatever she can to win.
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“If my family and I decide to continue our life of service, we will dedicate 1,000% to it and we will finish it. For now, I will say this. I have won tough primaries and tough general elections. been the underdog every time,” she said.
Haley added, “When people underestimate me, it’s always fun. But I’ve never lost an election. And I’m not going to start now.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, another potential 2024 presidential candidate, also spoke at the event.
“Thanks to your support, the State of Florida has delivered a true Republican landslide,” DeSantis opened in his remarks. We have added four new Republican Congressmen to the United States House of Representatives from the State of Florida. We got super majorities in the Florida Legislature, the most Republicans we’ve ever had in Florida history.”
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He added, “And thanks to the support of so many of you for our campaign, we won the biggest gubernatorial victory in the history of the State of Florida. We dominated with independent voters.”
The Republican hopeful also spoke about his own influence on his party, calling his victory among rural voters “defying gravity.”
“We won by double digits. Miami Dade County, We won for the first time in almost 40 years. Palm Beach County. And we don’t know precisely what the final number is, but we can say that we have won the largest share of the Jewish vote for any Republican candidate in Florida history,” DeSantis said.
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Later at the event on Saturday night, Republican Jewish Coalition Executive Director Matt Brooks predicted that one of the two Republicans would win the White House, beating Donald Trump, in 2024.
“I don’t usually make political predictions, but I want to make one tonight. And that prediction, you can take it to the bank. Yesterday and today you saw the next president of the United States- United, one of the people who spoke to us today will be in the White House in 2024,” Brooks said in his closing remarks.
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Trump is the only Republican candidate currently in the race as he officially announced his candidacy at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida on November 15, 2022.