Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has announced her candidacy for the Presidency in 2024. She will be running on the Republican side of the ticket. Currently, she is slated to compete with Donald Trump for the nomination.

Haley was born to immigrant parents from India. Haley would attend Clemson University, receiving a BS in Accounting. Before running for a State Representative seat in 2004. She unseated the longest-serving legislator (at the time) in South Carolina. She ran for Governor in 2010, winning 51% of the vote. Haley was seen as a rising star in the Republican party, as shown by her selection to deliver the Republican party’s response to President Obama’s final State of the Union Address in 2016. She would join Trump’s Cabinet as the ambassador to the United Nations in 2017 before resigning in 2019.

Nikki Haley is a run-of-the-mill Conservative Republican. Haley is strong on immigration, wanting all immigrants to carry proof of legal status at all times. She is against same-sex marriage. Haley is in favor of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, saying it does not go far enough.

Haley was a soft critic of Donald Trump, criticizing him for failing to denounce David Duke, the Grand Wizard of the Klu Klux Klan after Duke endorsed him. Haley opposed Trump’s ban on Muslim immigration. She called January 6th “not his(Trump’s) finest moment”. However, she has praised Trump for his policies and said she would support a Trump 2024 Presidential bid.