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Big Money GOP Donors Continue To Circle Around Haley


The New York Times is the latest outlet to suggest that Nikki Haley may be gaining momentum with heavyweights from Wall Street and GOP donor class.

  • NYT writes, Haley received an “unexpected call” last month from JPMorgan Chase boss, Jamie Dimon, who, "was impressed by Ms. Haley’s knowledge of policy details and her open-minded approach to complex issues...”
  • MNI noteda FT report last week which indicated that an influential group of GOP donors now view Haley as an increasingly attractive prospect.
  • The Times, noting the same trend, reports: “[Haley’s] ascent in the polls and strong debate performances have raised hopes that [Republicans] have found a candidate who can [end the dominance of Trump].”
  • Although betting markets continue to price Trump as the overwhelming favourite, some Republicans see a pathway for Haley via an upset in the New Hampshire primary which could provide momentum for Haley in South Carolina’s, her home state, February 24 primary.
  • Republican fundraiser Eric Levine said: “There were people that don’t like Trump at all but were very skeptical that he could be stopped. They now believe he can be stopped.”
  • Bloomberg reports that Trump is expected to ramp up ad buys in early voting states in the coming weeks, likely a move to counter recent campaign strength of both DeSantis and Haley.
  • Bloomberg: “Former President Donald Trump has put $1.5 million toward new ad buys in early voting states… part of a plan for significant media investments ahead of the Iowa caucuses.”

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