Today, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu announced his endorsement of former Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley as the Republican presidential nominee in the upcoming 2024 election. Sununu, who is considered to be a prominent Republican in the state, called Haley “the future of the party” and said that “we must support the ideal candidate who is ready to protect our freedoms and American values.”
Sununu praised Haley’s accomplishments while she was Governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017, noting that she was a strong supporter of state-level fiscal responsibility, taking action to reduce unemployment and decrease the state’s debt load. He also highlighted her successful record of job creation and workforce training programs.
Haley responded to the endorsement with enthusiasm, saying, “I’m thankful to have Governor Sununu’s support. He’s been a longtime advocate for the people of New Hampshire and his leadership has been instrumental in the success of the GOP in the state. His endorsement signals that there’s broad support for my potential campaign.”
Haley also highlighted her pro-business record as governor, the importance of free markets, and her role in negotiations with Adidas, Boeing, and Volvo Car USA to move factories and jobs to South Carolina.
Sununu also noted that Haley’s record on international affairs is “second to none,” citing her stint as US Ambassador to the United Nations from 2017-2018, where she worked closely with President Donald Trump to advance American interests abroad.
This endorsement comes after Haley declared herself a “potential” candidate for the 2024 race, joining other possible contenders such as former Vice President Mike Pence and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley. Sununu affirmed his support for Haley by stating, “I believe Governor Nikki Haley is the future of the party and I am proud to endorse her candidacy for President of the United States in 2024.”
This endorsement is sure to bolster Haley’s prospects for the Republican nomination in 2024 and confirms the fact that she has an impressive record that is appealing to both conservative and moderate Republicans. With Sununu’s endorsement, Haley will be able to secure further support in New Hampshire and across the nation as the Republican Party prepares for the 2024 race.