Ex-Vice President Mike Pence, former Governor of South Carolina, and United States Ambassador at the United Nations Nikki Haley, have always hinted that they might run for president. However, both Republican politicians have recently come within striking distance of confirming their candidacy.
It is clear they won’t announce their candidacy until after the November midterms.
As RedState’s Andrew Malcolm earlier reported, Pence will travel to Arizona to run for GOP Governor Karrin Taylor Robertson. Donald Trump is also campaigning for Kari lake.
In August, Robson will travel to New Hampshire to campaign for Vice President Mike Pence. Neil Leveque , New Hampshire Institute of Politics’ executive director, tells Fox News
” There is a lot of interest to hear from the ex-vice president. Every day I get asked, “When will Vice President Pence come to the institute?” ‘”
Jim Merrill is a Republican long-term consultant based in New Hampshire. Fox News also mentioned him:
“This year, the likely candidates are keen to start laying the foundation to create the foundation for the primary and early caucus state elections. Mike Pence is a leading candidate in this .”
If Trump ultimately decides to run in 2024, Pence will aim to win conservative and evangelical voters during the primary election.
Nikki Haley gave the most obvious hint at her on Monday, when she called out President Biden for his desire to join the Iran nuclear agreement. Haley said:
“Anything Joe Biden signs will all but guarantee that Iran gets the bomb … No deal is better than a bad deal. If this president makes any kind of deal, I will make you a promise. The next president will shred it on her first day in office.”
This comment led to an standing ovation. Haley then added:
“Just saying, sometimes it takes a woman.”
Iran shouts, “Death To America,” while Biden wants to continue to negotiate.
A bad deal is worse than a good deal. pic.twitter.com/i9F2tsZWZP
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) July 19, 2022
That comment sparked speculation that Haley has all but officially announced a 2024 White House bid.
Haley joined Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds for a fundraising event last week. Iowa holds traditionally the presidential primary caucuses.
Regarding Trump, during an interview with Politico, Haley was asked about the 2020 election. According to the publication
, she says that nothing can convince Trump the election wasn’t stolen.
“There is nothing you can do to make him feel legitimately defeated in the election. He ought to be accountable .”
In 2021, Haley said this when asked if she would run for President in 2024:
“I wouldn’t run for President Trump, but I’d talk with him about it. .”
Haley must see a lane, as Trump’s popularity seems to have fallen a bit among Republicans, but it remains unclear how many people will run in 2024 if Trump decides to run. At the moment, all signs point to Pence and Haley running in 2024.