Shift in Winds: Koch Conservative Megadonors Withdraw Support from Haley's Longshot Campaign

Koch-Backed Super PAC Pulls Support from Haley's Presidential Bid Amid Primary Setbacks

In a significant shift, a conservative super PAC affiliated with the influential Koch donor network has announced the cessation of financial support for former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley's quest for the Republican presidential nomination. The decision follows Haley's recent defeat in her home state's Republican primary, where she lost to former President Donald Trump.

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) initially endorsed Haley in November, expressing confidence that a majority of Republican voters were prepared to move beyond the Trump era. However, in a memo released on Sunday, AFP Action clarified that they no longer perceive their support as influential in broadening Haley's path to victory in the primary states ahead.

While we will continue to endorse her, we will focus our resources where we can make the difference. And that's the U.S. Senate and House," the memo stated.

Despite this setback, Haley's campaign remains resolute in its commitment to the race. They emphasized their gratitude for AFP's past support and highlighted their fundraising success following the South Carolina primary, indicating they raised over $1 million within 24 hours.

In response to AFP's decision, Haley's campaign characterized the organization as an "ally in the fight for freedom and conservative government" and affirmed their determination to persevere, asserting they have more than enough resources to continue their campaign.

As Nikki Haley's presidential bid faces a significant setback with the withdrawal of support from a Koch-backed super PAC, the path ahead appears increasingly challenging. However, Haley's campaign remains undeterred, emphasizing their commitment to the race and their ability to persevere despite the loss of financial backing. With the presidential primary landscape evolving rapidly, Haley's campaign will need to navigate these obstacles with determination and strategic planning to remain competitive in the race for the Republican nomination.