Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will formally announce she is running for president and will seek the Republican nomination for the 2024 presidential election, reports said late on Tuesday, quoting a member of her inner circle. The formal announcement will take place on February 15 in Charleston.
Haley will become the second Republican to formally announce she will seek the republican party’s nomination, several months after her former boss and ex-president Donald J. Trump made a similar announcement late last year.
Trump recently noted that Haley had previously said she would not seek to challenge him if he ran again, but her message has since. changed.
She has granted several high profile interviews and recently asserted that the country needed a younger person to lead it.
“I don’t think you need to be 80 years old to go be a leader in D.C.,” she said in a recent message shared on her Twitter page.