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Former South Carolina Governor and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Fifth Presidential Candidate to Make DC Republican Presidential Primary Ballot


Washington, DC – (November 17, 2023) On Thursday November 16, 2023, Former South Carolina Governor and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley became the fifth Republican candidate for President of the United States to qualify for the ballot at the March 1-3, 2024, District of Columbia Republican state party primary. The DC Republican Party issued the following statement on Former Governor Haley’s entry into the race:

DC Republican Party Chairman Patrick Mara stated, “The District of Columbia Republican Party is excited to announce our fifth candidate on our presidential primary ballot. Today, Governor Nikki Haley filed as the fifth candidate to appear on the ballot as part of the District of Columbia Republican primary. DC Republican voters will be participating in the fifth primary in the nation and will have a considerable impact on nominating the eventual Republican presidential nominee. Congratulations to Governor Nikki Haley and her campaign for being the fifth to make the ballot in DC. It will be a highly anticipated primary as we follow the early states and vote fifth in the nation, and immediately before Super Tuesday.”

The District of Columbia Republican Party Presidential Primary will be held on Friday, March 1, Saturday, March 2, and Sunday, March 3, 2024, at the Marriott Madison Hotel in Washington, DC. During the pre-Super Tuesday DC Primary, Presidential candidates will compete for 19 proportionately allocated Delegates and 16 Alternate Delegates to the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where Delegates from across the country will convene to select the Republican nominee for President of the United States. National Republican Party rules necessitated that the DC GOP move the primary from the District-scheduled primary on June 4 to the earlier dates in March. Other candidates who have already filed to appear on the ballot include former President Donald Trump, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, Governor Ron DeSantis and businessman Ryan Binkley. It is anticipated that up to three more Republicans could make the Presidential Primary ballot in DC. 

For further information, please contact Nicole M. McClure, Executive Director of the DC Republican Committee, at

The DC Republican Committee is composed of registered Republicans living throughout the District of Columbia in all eight wards nominated and elected to serve as members.


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