Former South Carolina Governor and ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley today became the first female and second Republican to formally announce their candidacy for the GOP nomination for president.
She joins former president Donald Trump, her one-time boss, in a field that is likely to expand over the course of this year.
Calling for “generational change,” Haley, 51, highlighted her relative youth, which contrasts with the 76-year old Trump and 80-year old President Joe Biden.
After the 2020 contest between those men, more than 70 percent of Americans complained to pollsters that political leaders are too old.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is widely expected to run, is 44 years old.
Though her formal announcement is planned for the South Carolina state capitol tomorrow, Haley today released a biographical video via Twitter that depicts her humble origins as the child of immigrants from India and executive experience at the state and international levels.