- Senator Tim Scott apparently confirmed his ambition to run for president in 2024 in his book
- Nikki Haley teased plans to declare her offer on Feb. 15
- Scott and Haley are also expected to attend a presidential candidates forum on March 18th.
Former President Donald Trump may now see competition for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination as two of his allies appear to be gearing up to seek the nomination, according to a report.
One of Trump’s potential rivals for the GOP nomination is Senator Tim Scott (RS.C.), the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources familiar with the lawmaker’s plans.
“Mr. Scott, the only black Republican in the Senate, is testing a message with Republican voters in key early states focused on unity and optimism as some Republicans say it’s time to move out of the Trump era,” according to the channel.
He said Jennifer DeCasper, a senior adviser, said Scott is “excited to share his vision of hope and opportunity and hear the response from the American people.”
Scott apparently confirmed his ambition to run for president in 2024 in his book “America: A Story of Redemption”. The book included a small print with a description that read “a rising star who sees and understands the importance of bipartisanship in moving America forward”.
In addition to Senator Scott, former South Carolina Governor and Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley also appears to have made plans to declare her candidacy for president while she pinned a tweet that read “See you on the 15th.”
Jim Merrill, a New Hampshire-based Republic national strategist, said Haley’s announcement could also encourage other Republican presidential candidates to launch their 2024 candidacy.
“While there has clearly been some reluctance to jump in early, she is stepping up and creating an opportunity to define herself early, to establish her campaign,” Merrill told Fox News. “Hopefully we’ll see other candidates come in soon, in the coming months, and that we’ll have a robust primary field.”
If Haley announces her candidacy, she will become the first major Republican after Trump to do so.
Haley and Scott are also expected to attend the Palmetto Family Council’s “Vision ’24′” presidential candidate forum on March 18 in South Carolina, which could be a sign they are preparing to become rivals in the Party’s primary. Republican. They are confirmed to speak on the forum.