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Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley Makes It Clear: She's In It For The Long Haul

January 24, 2024

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Nikki Haley has a message for the political establishment: she's not going anywhere – except to her home state of South Carolina for the February 24 primary.

After defying predictions in New Hampshire, Haley turns her attention to the Palmetto State, where voters remember and praise her conservative record as governor. She'll continue to contrast her new generation of conservative leadership with Biden's and Trump's chaos and drama.

Here's what they're saying…

Brit Hume, Fox News: The question is whether the margin that Nikki Haley held would be sufficient to keep her going for a while, and I think it manifestly is. There were polls that had her down [by] 11, there were polls that had her down by 16 in recent days…and I think she remains alive and kicking.

Massachusetts GOP Chair Amy Carnevale, WSBK Boston: It's clear to me that she's in the race, at least through South Carolina…and it's early, this is the second state to vote – we have a long ways to go – and certainly she's worked hard and she deserves the opportunity to continue to compete for votes.

National Review's Rich Lowry: All that said, if you had told me several months ago that she'd get 43% or so in New Hampshire, I would have been shocked. She has over-performed in this campaign, and done better than anyone but her loyalists would have expected.

NBC's Ali Vitali: There is still a hopeful and excited attitude here, in large part because the margins just are not what they were expected to be…That was the only thing they wanted to prove they could do tonight; they wanted to prove they could make a go of it in a one-on-one race with Trump…that's a huge current we're watching Haley and her campaign continue to push against, as they continue to be defiant…This is a group of people who feel like they are fighting the establishment here.

Politico's Burgess Everett: New: some of Senate GOP's remaining unaligned Republicans hope primary isn't over yet. Sen. Ernst says Haley is "great …really proud of her. I think it's good to have that discussion and highlight the different candidates. So, I'd love to see her stay in."

USA Today's Ingrid Jacques: Trump wins New Hampshire, but if Haley drops out Democrats will get their wish. Don't do it.

NBC's Ali Vitali: It literally looked like the boys club telling the woman to get out of the way.

7News Boston's Victoria Price: Not long after AP race call projecting Trump win, Nikki Haley takes the stage here in Concord at Haley HQ. Crowd is still energetic, and Haley is beaming. "God is good!" @7news #NHPrimary

Atlanta Journal Constitution's Patricia Murphy: ??Nikki Haley in Concord says she's not dropping out of the race. "New Hampshire is the first in the nation, it isn't the last."

Washington Examiner: Does Trump have the guts to stand with Haley?

The Wall Street Journal: Nikki Haley earns the chance to fight on after New Hampshire

Jon Karl, ABC News: You can't say she doesn't have a path, we've only had two states vote. They're small states. It goes to South Carolina, she got elected governor there twice by big margins, she was a popular governor.

Charleston City Paper: Haley should stay the course and keep running

National Review's Dan McClaughlin: So long as she can raise the money & stay above 20% of the vote, I don't see a downside for Haley in remaining in the race as long as possible.

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley Makes It Clear: She's In It For The Long Haul Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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