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Nikki Haley on the path to 2024 presidential victory: 'This is a marathon'

Nikki Haley, the first and only woman in the 2024 presidential race, knows there’s still a long way to go until election day.

“This is a marathon, it’s not a sprint. I’m not concerned with where things are now. I’m concerned about touching as many voters as we can and watching that go,” the candidate told USA Today on Thursday. “It’s slow and steady wins the race.”

The former ambassador to the United Nations, 51, has kept her pace since launching her campaign earlier this year. 

The outlet said her campaign has hosted nearly 20 grassroots events in New Hampshire and more than 20 in Iowa.

For example, she spotlights defending Second Amendment rights, cracking down on illegal immigration, creating jobs and a pro-life point of view on her website.

Notably, abortion has been a touchy subject for former President Donald Trump – something the newest GOP candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has focused on in recent weeks.

Haley, a mother to two children, has committed to signing a federal abortion ban, although noting she believes the prospect of such a ban getting through Congress is unlikely. Conversely, Trump said earlier this month that Florida’s six-week restriction was “too harsh.” 

An April Fox News Poll showed a majority of American voters think the FDA-approved prescription medication used to end a pregnancy, mifepristone, should be legal.

To note further, around 70% of women in the U.S. were registered to vote in 2022, according to Statista. 

Nikki Haley in front of American flag

Nikki Haley speaks to hometown supporters during a campaign rally at The Grove in Lexington County, South Carolina on Thursday, April 6, 2023.  (Tracy Glantz/The State/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

The article also highlighted that suburban women can make or break elections and that Haley believes she is in the right spot to capture those votes.

“I know not only what they care about, but I also know how to communicate that to them because I can relate to what they’re feeling,” she said.

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