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Nikki Haley Raises $34.3 Million Since Presidential Campaign Launch

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley has raised $34.3 million since launching her campaign in February, her campaign announced on July 10.

The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and South Carolina governor raised $15.6 million through her campaign, while her super PAC, Stand for America, raised $18.7 million, according to her campaign. In the second quarter, Ms. Haley raised $7.3 million, or $1 million less than the $8.3 million she raised in the first quarter.

Ms. Haley has $26.3 million remaining—$9.3 million from her campaign and $17 million from Stand for America, according to the campaign.

Almost 160,000 donations among the 50 states have been raised by the campaign. The most donations came from people in South Carolina, Florida, and Texas.

“Nikki is grateful for the groundswell of support from nearly 160,000 donations from all 50 states,” said Haley campaign communications director Nachama Soloveichik in a statement. “Voters want their next president to take on China, speak out against socialism at home and abroad, and provide a vision for a strong and proud America.”

Ms. Haley’s fundraising numbers trail those of former President Donald Trump, under whom she served, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Mr. Trump’s campaign, including the MAGA Inc. super PAC, has raised $75.1 million since launching in November 2022, according to his campaign. In the first quarter, Mr. Trump brought in $18.8 million, and in the second quarter raised more than $35 million.

Mr. DeSantis, who launched his campaign in May, has brought in $150 million through his campaign and his super PAC, Never Back Down, from all 50 states, according to his campaign. However, over $80 million was transferred from his successful gubernatorial reelection campaign to his presidential campaign. Mr. DeSantis’ campaign itself brought in $20 million during the most recent quarter.

Ms. Haley, like Mr. DeSantis and Mr. Trump, is set to qualify for the first GOP primary debate in Milwaukee in August, which Fox News will host. The qualifications to get on the debate stage include but are not limited to polling at least 1 percent in three national polls or 1 percent both in two national polls and a Republican National Committee-recognized poll from two of the early voting states: Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina. As of July 9, Haley averages 3.9 percent in polls, according to FiveThirtyEight.

Nonetheless, Ms. Haley has said she is in the 2024 race for the long haul.

‘No One Will Outwork Me’

“It’s early, and no one will outwork me. No one will outsmart me in this race,” Ms. Haley told The Epoch Times in June when asked how she plans to continue her streak of pulling off upsets as she did when running for the South Carolina state legislature and governorship.

“We’re going to touch every hand. We’re going to answer every question,” she continued. “We’re going to do everything we need to in order to earn the support of the people. And at the end of the day, I know we’ll be successful.”

Since launching her campaign, Ms. Haley has been busy hosting events in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.

This week, Ms. Haley is scheduled to be in Iowa. She is set to attend a breakfast hosted by a conservative group, a bash with a state representative, and the Family Leadership Summit hosted by The Family Leader whose head, Bob Vander Platts, is known to be a kingmaker and whose coveted endorsement has led to the winner of the Iowa Caucus, which will be held on Jan. 15, also Martin Luther King Jr. Day. By the end of this swing, she will have done 27 events in Iowa, according to her campaign.

Last week, Ms. Haley was in New Hampshire, where she had done 39 events, according to her campaign. There, she did three town halls, a meet-and-greet and attended a summer house party.

Ms. Haley has made her campaign about winning not only the electoral college, which ultimately determines the winner of the presidential election but also the popular vote in broadening the GOP’s appeal.

“Republicans should want to win the majority of Americans. That’s something in our moral compass we should want to do. It’s not something to be proud about that we don’t win the majority of Americans,” she told The Epoch Times last month.

“And so I think we have to make sure that we talk about the fact that our solutions lift up everybody, but it’s also the fact that we need to be a party of addition,” Ms. Haley said. “We’ve got to bring in people that haven’t currently been in our party. And I think the only way you do that is to have a new generational leader that understands that it’s about addition and making sure we do more to earn the support of the majority of the country.”

Ms. Haley has been compared to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who brought the United Kingdom out of fiscal trouble in the 1980s and was known for standing up to the Soviet Union, then the greatest threat. Ms. Thatcher’s nickname was “the Iron Lady.”

“It is my great pleasure to introduce to you who I believe is America’s Iron Lady, Ambassador Nikki Haley,” said Kim Rice, former Speaker pro tempore of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, at an event in Lancaster.

“Nikki will be a leader with an iron fist in a velvet glove,” said Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.), who endorsed Ms. Haley at her Feb. 15 campaign kickoff.

“I believe Nikki Haley is America’s version of Margaret Thatcher.”

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