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  • Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley on Wednesday pledged to sign a federal ban on abortion but again did not set down a marker for what timeline such a proposal should encompass. Haley suggested during remarks in Manchester, New Hampshire, that passing one would be highly unlikely without significantly more Republicans in Congress. The former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said "no one has been honest" about how difficult a ban could be to achieve.
  • May 6, 2023 — An extended interview with former South Carolina governor and 2024 Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley.
  • As the 2024 Republican field begins to take shape, the potential of a faceoff between Nikki Haley and Tim Scott is putting some of their mutual supporters in the critical early voting state of South Carolina in a conundrum as they weigh which candidate to support. The two have a long history: They worked alongside each other in the state House, and then-Gov. Haley appointed Scott to a Senate seat in 2012.
  • Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina says conservatives are "starved for hope," as he tries to present a more positive vision for the future than his potential rivals for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination. Scott told The Associated Press on Wednesday that voters he has spoken with respond favorably to his optimistic outlook for the country and his conservative ideals. He announced earlier Wednesday that he would be forming an exploratory committee for president. Scott, the only Black Republican in the Senate, was in Iowa on Wednesday for a day of political meetings with with evangelical pastors and Christian home-school parents, both subsets of the leadoff Iowa caucuses' influential Christian conservative base.
  • The candidates vying against former President Donald Trump for the White House in 2024 are battling for air time and media attention this week. The GOP front-runner's indictment and arraignment is dominating headlines. Still, some are trying. Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson used the historic moment to announce his own 2024 Republican presidential campaign. Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley visited the U.S.-Mexico border to highlight the need for immigration reform. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a trip to Ukraine to underline the importance of support for the U.S. ally.
  • On this edition of South Carolina Lede: Trail Bites for March 23, 2023, we take in depth look at remarks from Republican presidential candidates Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy at the Palmetto Family Council’s Vision ’24 National Conservative Forum in North Charleston on March 18, 2023.
  • March 21, 2023 — Comments from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy on former President Donald Trump's pending indictment; a recap of Nikki Haley's recent presidential campaign stop in Myrtle Beach; the latest on investigations into South Carolina's Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom's $3.5 billion accounting error; and more.
  • Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley is proposing changes to entitlement programs for younger generations, opening the door to potential cuts to Social Security and Medicare if elected. At a campaign rally Monday in South Carolina, Haley promised not to touch the benefits of older people who retired with certain guarantees of a financial future. But she said her children, both in their 20s, are part of the generation for whom benefits should be altered.
  • The fake accounts ridiculed Trump's critics from both parties and attacked Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor and U.N. ambassador who is challenging her onetime boss for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
  • Since launching her 2024 presidential bid, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley hasn't revealed how much money her campaign has taken in. Her campaign tells The Associated Press that it has been "enormously pleased with our initial fundraising" but will wait until the April 15 deadline to report a figure for the first quarter of the year. That's raising some eyebrows.