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Haley Campaign Press Release - Standing Ovation for Haley at Iowa Roast and Ride

June 03, 2023

DES MOINES, IOWA – Today, presidential candidate Nikki Haley joined Sen. Joni Ernst for her annual Roast and Ride event, benefiting veterans and Iowa's Freedom Foundation. Receiving a standing ovation, Haley didn't hold back, promising to stop funding countries that hate America, get our fiscal house in order, and stand up for female athletes.

Sen. Joni Ernst: "@NikkiHaley knows a thing or two about standing up for America against our enemies! Great to hear her message on how to restore American strength at my 2023 #RoastandRide" (Twitter, 6/3/23)

The Des Moines Register's Franchesca Block: "At the Roast and Ride, @NikkiHaley told me her campaign has already surpassed the RNC's fundraising reqs for the debate. 'We're gonna be on that debate stage. And I look forward to being side by side with everybody and letting Americans see the difference in all of us.'" (Twitter, 6/3/23)

Washington Post's Dylan Wells: "Nikki Haley is the seventh and penultimate speaker here at Roast and Ride.She took the stage with her husband Michael, who will soon deploy to Africa with the National Guard." (Twitter, 6/3/23)

Bloomberg's Jennifer Jacobs: "'We've got to start doing this in a way that we can win a general election. It's time for a new generational leader. We got to leave the baggage and the negativity behind,' Nikki Haley at Joni Ernst's Roast and Ride. Haley, who urged voting in the Iowa caucuses, got a standing ovation." (Twitter, 6/3/23) Semafor's David Weigel: "Another subtle contrast line from Haley: 'I'm not going to do a rally and leave you. I'm going to answer every question. I'm going to shake every hand.' DeSantis did five rallies here last week but didn't take audience Qs; Trump was here for a day, took Qs at two events." (Twitter, 6/3/23)

The Guardian's David Smith: "Former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley: 'We are almost $32 trillion in debt. We're having to borrow money just to make our interest payments... The idea we have biological boys competing in girls' sports is the biggest women's issue of our time.'" (Twitter, 6/3/23) The Gazette's Tom Barton: "@NikkiHaley at #roastandride: 'I will veto any spending bill that doesn't take us back to pre COVID levels. no more debt once and for all. our kids won't forgive us.' Adds to applause: 'instead of catch and release, we will start to catch and deport.'" (Twitter, 6/3/23)

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Standing Ovation for Haley at Iowa Roast and Ride Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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