Is Nikki Haley's GOP candidacy a game-changer?

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Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor who served as former President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador, announced Tuesday that she is running for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. Haley is the first member of the party to formally oppose Trump, who had been the only candidate in the field before Haley made it official. But she is likely to have to contend with a number of rivals, including former Vice President Mike Pence and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who looks like the most formidable challenger to Trump's dominance in early polls.

When the Charleston, S.C., Post and Courier reported two weeks ago that Haley would be launching her campaign in mid-February, Trump took the opportunity to remind Haley, and everybody else, that Haley said two years ago she wouldn't run if he did. "She said she would never run against me because I was the greatest president, but people change their opinions, and they change what's in their hearts," Trump told WIS-TV. "So I said, if your heart wants to do it, you have to go do it." What changes for the GOP with Haley joining the primary field?

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