DES MOINES, Iowa — There are typically three proverbial tickets out of Iowa, but former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is hoping there will only be two this election cycle.
Haley is seeking to put pressure on Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) through Monday night’s caucuses in Iowa, where he needs to perform if he wants his 2024 campaign to progress on to New Hampshire, where polls indicate Haley is closing in on the Republican primary’s front-runner, former President Donald Trump.
Despite Haley’s recent mistakes, her campaign has experienced momentum since the start of the debates last summer, improving her polling, particularly in more centrist New Hampshire, and her fundraising. But her popularity has also increased in more conservative Iowa’s population centers,