Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley brought in over $11 million in fundraising the past three months as she runs for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, her campaign confirmed to Fox News on Monday.
The haul by Haley – a two-term governor who later served as ambassador to the United Nations in then-President Trump’s administration – during the July-September third quarter of 2023 fundraising was an increase from the $7.3 million she raised during the April-June second quarter.
With just over three months to go until the Jan. 15 Iowa caucuses kick off the GOP presidential nominating calendar, the Haley campaign touted that they had $11.6 million cash on hand in their coffers as of the beginning of the month, including $9.1 million of which can be spent in the presidential primaries.
The Haley campaign also touted “an explosion in donor interest,” with nearly 40,000 new contributors in the third quarter.
Haley’s fundraising, while robust, pales in comparison to the whopping $45.5 million the Trump campaign said that he hauled in during the third quarter.
Will Hurd suspends longshot 2024 campaign, endorses Nikki Haley for president
Former Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) has dropped out of the 2024 Republican presidential primary race and has thrown his support behind former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.
Hurd, 46, had failed to qualify for the first two GOP primary debates and faced long odds at meeting the polling and fundraising requirements for the third debate.
The former CIA agent acknowledged that he was a “dark horse candidate” to begin with, and had only a narrow path to victory in the race.
“Unfortunately, it has become clear to me and my team that the time has come to suspend our campaign,” Hurd announced in a post on X Monday. “While I appreciate all the time and energy our supporters have given, it is important to recognize the realities of the political landscape and the need to consolidate our party around one person to defeat both Donald Trump and President Biden.”