Nikki Haley Diverts From Campaign to Visit Hospitalized Father

The Republican primary for president in 2024 has already begun. The field of thirteen contenders has shrunk to just three. We are down to our final three contenders—former US President Donald Trump, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley—with only a few months to go until the announcement of the nominee. Not long ago, Haley shifted her focus away from campaigning and onto supporting her father.

After learning about her father’s hospitalization on Tuesday night, January 16, Haley’s campaign stated that she had traveled from New Hampshire to South Carolina. Going back to New Hampshire the next day, she went to a rally. The campaign informed the public that Haley’s father, Ajit Singh Randhawa, is doing well despite his cancer diagnosis.

In her quest to secure the nomination for president, Haley must traverse extensive terrain. She finished third in the Iowa caucuses with 19.1% of the vote, behind Trump with 51% and DeSantis with 21.2%. She received eight delegates for her third-place finish. With 1,215 votes, she can win the nomination. Trump has a significant advantage over his opponents, with 20 votes in Iowa alone.

More recently, Haley has also been the center of much criticism. According to The New York Times, DeSantis has mocked her, calling her campaign a “basement campaign” due to her refusal to engage in debates and field questions from people. Another misconception that has been circulating is that she cannot run for president since neither of her parents were naturalized citizens when she was born. However, this has been disproven since she was born in the country.

On Tuesday, January 23, the New Hampshire primary will be held, and the results will be announced later that night. The number of delegates is 22.




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