Nikki Haley Fuels 2024 Speculation with Iowa Trip

Nikki Haley will headline the Iowa Republican Party’s most prominent gathering of the year, a move that’s likely to fuel speculation about a potential 2024 presidential bid.

The former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations will head to the first-in-the-nation caucus state in June to host the Iowa GOP’s annual Lincoln Dinner, the party announced on Thursday. The dinner is a major fundraising event for the state party and one with a history of drawing Republican presidential hopefuls.

“I am thrilled that Ambassador Haley accepted our invitation,” Iowa GOP chair Jeff Kaufmann said in a statement. “Getting Iowans fired up to take back the Senate and the House in 2022 is our number one priority right now and we are proud to have Ambassador Haley in this fight with us. What we see coming from the Democrat Party is all about consolidating power, and it’s going to take a grassroots movement to defeat them.”

Haley, a former governor of South Carolina who served as former President Trump’s envoy to the U.N. for nearly two years, is among a vast group of Republicans believed to be eyeing a 2024 White House bid.

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