With two weeks until Election Day, Nikki Haley rallied Republicans in Davenport Tuesday, pointing to stubborn inflation rates and a recent report of dropped national test scores as reasons to rally around the GOP.
Haley, former South Carolina governor and UN ambassador for two years during the Trump administration, has made several trips to the Hawkeye State, fueling speculation she may seek the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential nomination. Haley campaigned for Mariannette Miller-Meeks in Davenport in June.
On Tuesday, Haley noted Iowa’s budget surpluses under Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ leadership, the Legislature enacting a ban on transgender girls playing high school girls sports, and avoiding pandemic-era lockdowns in schools and businesses as evidence “the heart of America still runs through Iowa because of Gov. Kim Reynolds.”
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