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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor and U.N. ambassador, launched her presidential campaign here just over a month ago, calling for a “new generation” to lead and highlighting her background as an Indian American woman while also rejecting “identity politics.”
Tim Scott, the only Black Republican in the Senate — appointed by Haley 10 years ago — kicked off a cross-country tour from Charleston the very next day, centering on his family’s “cotton to Congress” story and declaring, “America is not defined by our original sin.”
On Saturday, Haley and Scott will converge again in Charleston ahead of a potential 2024 clash, joining other current and possible GOP presidential candidates for a public forum hosted by the Palmetto Family Council, a conservative Christian group. The event will showcase contenders’ pitches to an important constituency in a pivotal early-primary state.
It will also bring together…
This article was written by Hannah Knowles and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com