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Nikki Haley commits 7-figure ad-buy to underscore fight for Super Tuesday: ‘Get our country back on track’

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Nikki Haley’s team is giving the strongest indication yet that the former ambassador plans to remain in the race for the Republican nomination through Super Tuesday by announcing seven-figure ad buys in various states.

“I know it’s difficult to do the math, but this is by no means just a question of who will win the Republican primary,” Haley’s campaign manager Betsy Ankney said in a call with reporters Friday, according to NPR. It’s not a problem,” he said. “This battle is about who can win in November, defeat the Democrats, and ultimately get our country back on track.”

As voters head to the polls in Haley’s home state of South Carolina, former President Donald Trump continues to lead, and Haley is looking to prove her viability with a competitive result. Polls ahead of the primary showed Trump with a double-digit lead.

Days before the primary election, Haley made it clear that she intended to remain in office regardless of the outcome of Saturday’s primary. “I refuse to resign,” she said, adding, “Come Sunday, I will still be president.” “I’m going to run for office. That’s what I’m going to do.” I’m not going anywhere. ”

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Republican presidential candidate and former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley holds a town hall meeting. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

In a separate interview with NPR this week, Haley reiterated her concerns about Trump as president, claiming he has brought “chaos” and “division.” She declared that she was “even more concerned about Joe Biden becoming president.”

According to Politico, her fight has brought her significant financial support, and her campaign has managed to attract approximately 5,200 donors who supported President Biden in the 2020 election, including This includes more than 1,600 donors who have donated more than $500,000 to .

Ms. Haley announces her support for the Democratic Party as an independent, aiming to avoid a blow to Mr. Trump locally.

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Former President Donald Trump speaks at an NRA rally in 2022. (Associated Press/Michael Weick)

Haley’s campaign highlighted “significant” donations of more than $200 from more than 55,000 individuals in January alone as evidence of support for her. She also siphoned off more than 10,000 donors who supported Trump in 2020.

Haley’s refusal to resign infuriated the Trump campaign. A campaign memo asserted that Haley would face “a backlash in South Carolina,” and her campaign predicted that “the end is near.”

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RNC co-chair candidate Lara Trump

Lara Trump, former President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law and RNC co-chair candidate. (Fox News Digital)

In an interview with Fox News Digital, former President Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump criticized Haley for staying despite “clear” evidence that there was “no way forward.”

“Why stay in the race? Why run against the Republican candidate, the person who leads the party?” Lara Trump said so. He also suggested that Haley could resort to legal battles against Trump to hinder his ability to run.

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“I would say that anyone who doesn’t stand up and fight back in the face of this should not be running for president of the United States, just calling it election interference,” Lara Trump said.

Nikki Haley’s campaign did not respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment at the time of publication.

Fox News Digital Remy Numa and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

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