Nikki Haley Confident for Longshot South Carolina Primary against Trump: ‘One More Fellow to Catch Up To’

Nikki Haley and her longshot 2024 campaign are bracing for what could potentially be her final showdown in her home state of South Carolina.

However, Haley remains strangely confident.

During a Fox News town hall on Sunday, Haley said America needs a president who can serve eight years “fully working, fully disciplined, and ready to get the job done.”

Haley’s town hall comes ahead of the February 24 South Carolina primary, where she will face off against Trump.

Despite serving as Trump’s former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, the former South Carolina governor did not hold back on her attempts to convince the people of her state that she would make a better president than Trump.

“I look at where we started, there were 14 candidates in the race,” Haley said.

“We’ve defeated a dozen of fellas.

“I just have one more fellow to catch up to.

“And through it all, there have been naysayers and that’s okay.

“I’m used to being an underdog.”


However, Haley’s claim of being an “underdog” still seems like an exaggeration as Trump is the runaway favorite for the primary.

As the former governor of the Palmetto State, Haley is gearing up for the GOP presidential primary scheduled in her home state that is widely expected to be another crushing defeat from Trump.

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She finds herself in direct competition with Trump, who has already dispatched other notable contenders like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy.

Despite Trump’s commanding lead, Haley remains undeterred.

She is continuing her campaign efforts—a move that has irked Team Trump.

A Trump insider dismissed Haley’s efforts, likening them to the actions of a “crazy stalker.”

Her polling numbers in her home state, down by 30 points, make her campaign efforts seem futile.

Polling data from Winthrop University this week further underscores the challenge Haley faces, with 65% of likely voters in South Carolina expressing support for Trump in the primary.

While Haley has tempered expectations for a victory, acknowledging the need to improve upon her performance in New Hampshire where she secured only 43% of the vote, she remains resolute in her campaign efforts.

With over $14.5 million in cash on hand, mostly funded by donations from Democrats and anti-Trump RINOs, her campaign committee appears financially equipped to continue the fight.

“Trump is going to win I would say by probably 25 to 30 points,” said Ryan Girdusky, a longtime GOP consultant.

“She’s probably wins the black majority counties and she might win the city of Charleston.

“She has nothing to lose by continuing and keeping her name on the ballot.

“She’s got some money in reserves,” Girdusky said.

“If something happens to Trump, she can become the only viable name on the ballot in a lot of these states.

“And if he wins, then she can go work for private equity.”

Despite the prevailing sentiment that Trump is the presumptive nominee, some speculate that Haley may persist in the race even after South Carolina.

GOP consultant Ryan Girdusky suggests that Haley could serve as a contingency plan should unforeseen circumstances force Trump’s withdrawal from the race.

With her financial resources and potential appeal in certain demographics, Haley’s candidacy may endure, offering a viable alternative should the need arise.

Haley’s future in the race remains uncertain, with factors such as Trump’s performance and unforeseen developments potentially shaping her trajectory.

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By Nick R. Hamilton

Nick has a broad background in journalism, business, and technology. He covers news on cryptocurrency, traditional assets, and economic markets.

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