Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley started a political action committee dedicated to creating a conservative majority in Congress that could also help pave the way to a 2024 presidential run.
The 48-year-old, two-time South Carolina governor announced the Stand for America PAC on Wednesday, saying in an email to supporters that it will be “laser-focused on the 2022 midterms and electing a conservative force to the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to serve as a bulwark against the liberal agendas of Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi.”
The PAC is designed to support candidates who are “principled conservatives,” will “stand up for the ideas our country was founded on,” and “understand that Democrats’ liberal policies undermine our freedom,” according to the PAC’s website, which is already accepting donations.
“It’s more important than ever that we stand up for our founding ideas & American values. That means defending capitalism, protecting freedom, promoting religious liberty, & ensuring American security,” Haley said in a tweet Wednesday. “It’s why I launched Stand for America PAC.”
Haley is talked about as being a potential 2024 Republican presidential candidate, although she has not made any declaration about a potential run.
The former ambassador recently spent time in the neighboring state of Georgia campaigning for GOP Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, although both of them ended up losing to their Democratic challengers.
Haley finished sixth in a recent Morning Consult poll about potential 2024 GOP candidates, conducted after the siege at the U.S. Capitol, behind President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Donald Trump Jr., Sen. Ted Cruz, and Sen. Mitt Romney. Her 5% share was a 1% increase from the same poll conducted toward the end of November.
Author : Mike Brest
Source : Washington Examiner : Nikki Haley creates PAC ‘laser-focused’ on 2022 midterm elections