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Nikki Haley gets big endorsement from PAC backed by powerful Koch brothers

Washington, Nov 29 (PTI) Indian-American Nikki Haley got a big boost for her presidential ambitions as she got support from the powerful conservative money bag Koch brother-backed Americans for Prosperity Network.

The influential Americans for Prosperity super-PAC said Tuesday it is endorsing Haley, 51, for president and that she is the best candidate to defeat former President Donald Trump in the primary elections and incumbent President Joe Biden in the 2024 presidential election. Are in position.

“AFP Action is proud to throw our full support behind Nikki Haley, who offers America the opportunity to turn the page on the current political era, win the Republican primary, and defeat Joe Biden next November. Haley has the full weight and scope to will be.” AFP Action’s unmatched grassroots force and resources helped him win the support of Americans to become the next president of the United States, Emily Seidel, a senior adviser to the group, said in a memo.

“I am honored to have the support of Americans for Prosperity Action, including its millions of grassroots members across the country,” Haley said in a statement. “AFP Action members know there is too much at stake to sit on the sidelines in this election. This is a choice between freedom and socialism, individual liberty and big government, fiscal responsibility and rising debt. We have a choice to save. The country is, and the Republican presidential nominee said, I am grateful for the AFP action on our behalf.

Notably, Trump remains the leading candidate in all opinion polls among Republican primary voters. However, several opinion polls show Haley, a two-time former governor of South Carolina and former US Ambassador to the United Nations, defeating Biden in a hypothetical poll.

“Supporting AFP Action will bring thousands of AFP Action workers and grassroots leaders out into the field – with a focus on early primary states – knocking on doors and urging voters to support Nikki Haley. Additionally, upcoming “Within days, we will launch extensive mail, digital and connected television campaigns to complement those on-the-ground efforts,” the memo said.

It says Haley has a long track record of empowering people with greater freedom and opportunity and supporting policies that promote competition over regulation.

“As governor, Haley’s work to expand educational opportunities, improve access and lower costs in our health care system, and protect freedom and flexibility in our workforce shows that she shares our belief That the solutions to our most pressing challenges lie in free people—not in burdensome people—““While we don’t agree with anyone on every issue, Nikki Haley is the best person ever to improve the lives of all Americans,” the memo said. Provides a good opportunity.

“The biggest challenge facing our country, affecting every American, is the economy. Nikki Haley presents a bold and strong strategy to tackle the inflation that is making everything more expensive for American families – control Addressing government spending outside the U.S. And simplifying the tax code to benefit the American people rather than special interests. Additionally, he has the courage to advocate reforms to an entitlement system that makes promises it can’t keep. Can do.”

Seidel said that up to this point there were many candidates who could lead the country forward, but his data now pointed to Haley as the one who could both lead and win.

“As voters have learned more about him, his favorability ratings have increased, as has his turnout,” Michael Palmer, a senior AFP adviser, told reporters.

“In these early states and then especially in South Carolina and Super Tuesday, it’s a lot easier to define or craft a narrative around a blank slate that people don’t know about versus a book that’s already been written. , which is the case with Donald Trump and, to some extent, the case with Governor DeSantis,” Palmer said.

According to The Washington Post, Haley has taken the lead in the Republican primary and in many ways has overtaken Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as Trump’s top choice.

“She is presenting herself as the most capable general election candidate, with some polls showing her doing better than her rivals against President Biden,” The Daily reports.

The rival DeSantis campaign described AFP’s decision as an endorsement of Trump.

DeSantis spokesman Andrew Romo said, “Every dollar spent on Nikki Haley’s candidacy should be reported to the Trump campaign. No one has a stronger record of defeating the establishment than Ron DeSantis, and this time It will be no different.” a statement.

Former New Jersey Governor and GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie said he did not think voters in Iowa and New Hampshire were going to support the Koch brothers.

“They will decide who they want to support by listening to us on the ground, in their living rooms, in their schools, in their cafeterias, where we are all campaigning regularly,” he told Fox News in an interview. “

In a statement, Sarafina Chitika, national press secretary of the Democratic National Committee, said it was no surprise that the Koch network, the architect of Trump’s magnonomics agenda, found its partner in Haley, who checks all of their boxes — hyper- Cut taxes for the wealthy, gutted Social Security and Medicare, and took away health care from millions of Americans. PTI LKJ Division Division

(This story is published as part of an auto-generated syndicated wire feed. No edits to the headline or body have been made by ABP Live.)

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