Nikki Haley’s Backers Spent Millions Boosting Her Bid In Her Home State. She Still Lost By 20 Points

Political action committees and advocacy groups supporting Nikki Haley’s presidential bid have spent millions of dollars in her home state of South Carolina, where she lost by 20 points in Saturday’s primary. Defeated.

Groups such as the pro-Haley SFA Fund, the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity Action, and Democracy Together, which is funded by liberal dark money, are expected to move forward between March 2023 and the February primary election. In total, more than $8 million has been poured into supporting Ms. Haley in South Carolina. according to Based on Federal Election Commission (FEC) data.On the other hand, only Donald Trump supporters Spent Roughly $370,000 to boost the former South Carolina president this election cycle.

Despite outside groups spending far more money on Haley than on Trump, the former South Carolina governor lost her home state by 20.3 percentage points with more than 95% of the vote counted, according to the New York Times. reported. report. (Related: Nikki Haley’s presidential campaign brings together thousands of former Biden donors)

Defending Democracy Together, which was co-founded by prominent former Republican Bill Kristol and spent about $33,000 on YouTube ads aimed at supporting Haley in South Carolina, is one of the nation’s largest groups. It has received more than $10 million in funding from one of the top endowments, the Sixteen Thirty Fund. A prolific Democratic Party-affiliated underground financial organization.

The New Hampshire state director of Haley’s campaign lobbied for the creation of the Sixteen Thirty Fund in 2022, the Washington Examiner reported. report. The SFA Fund, a major pro-Haley super PAC, also received $250,000 from Democratic megadonor Reid Hoffman.

FEC records show pro-Haley groups spent money on campaign campaigns, ads, mailers, fliers and voter outreach efforts aimed at boosting her performance in South Carolina.

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The deep pockets of Haley’s supporters have yet to win her over in any state.

Ahead of the New Hampshire primary, Haley received more than twice as much support from outside groups as Trump. She also lost state by more than 10 points.

Meanwhile, Haley came in third in Iowa, losing about $442 per vote. according to To Newsweek.

Haley “didn’t lose to any of these candidates” in the Nevada primary. Trump was not included in Nevada’s primary ballot because he ran in the state caucuses that decide who actually wins delegates.

Haley previously vowed to remain in the presidential race at least through Super Tuesday, the Associated Press reported. report.

Due to the failure of the Republican presidential election, Fee We have hundreds of millions of dollars in donors so far. If Haley were to lose the Republican primary, which the Trump campaign expects to happen by March, her campaign total would increase by at least another $113.5 million. motion and SFA Fundaccording to FEC records.

The Haley campaign, the SFA Foundation, and Americans for Prosperity Action and Democracy Together did not immediately respond to requests for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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