Nikki Haley Not Invited to Republican Convention in Milwaukee

Nikki Haley Not Invited to Republican Convention in Milwaukee

Nikki Haley was not invited to the 2024 RNC convention ‘and she’s OK with that,’ her spokesperson says Policy.

The former South Carolina governor released all 97 delegates she won in the Republican primary and urged them to vote for Donald Trump, the outlet reported.

Her spokesperson, Chaney Denton, also dropped the bombshell: Haley wasn’t included on the guest list, but she wasn’t bothered.

“Trump deserves the convention he wants. She has made it clear she will vote for him and wishes him the best,” he said.

Haley was the last major Republican challenger to stand against Trump when she ended her campaign after Trump’s landslide victory on Super Tuesday.

She called her rival “deranged” and “diminished” during her campaign, while he mocked her as a “bird brain.”

The Republican National Convention will be held in Milwaukee from Monday, July 15-18.

Trump discussed announcing his running mate at the convention, with the three leading candidates being Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND) and Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH).

However, while Trump has previously said Haley is “not being considered for vice president,” some believe she would be the best candidate to broaden her appeal to voters.

Last month, data scientist Scott Tranter told News Nation that she would be a strong choice for Trump as a running mate.

“From a rational standpoint, Nikki Haley ticks a lot of boxes and makes sure she’s competitive or continues to be competitive in the demographics she needs to win over, particularly suburban women,” he said. “She’s also a great fundraiser and she’s great on the track.”

Nikki Haley and Donald Trump after she announced her intention to resign as ambassador to the UN

Nikki Haley and Donald Trump after she announced her intention to resign as ambassador to the UN.

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Democratic strategist Kurt Bardella agrees, saying it would be an epic upset but could secure Trump the White House.

“A lot of disgruntled Republicans, Nikki Haley voters, have said they’re not going to vote for Trump under any circumstances. I think getting them back into the Trump fold is critical because getting your side mobilized is going to be the difference between winning and losing,” he said. “Everybody knows who Joe Biden and Donald Trump are. There’s not a lot of new stuff here, not a lot of independence… Bringing Nikki Haley into the Trump fold is going to be the biggest opportunity to make sure that every member of the Republican Party shows up and votes for him.”

Haley served as U.N. ambassador under the first Trump administration before resigning in October 2019. It is unclear whether she has aspirations to serve in a second Trump administration.