NEW BLOOD: 2024 GOP Candidate Set to Announce Bid on February 15th

Donald Trump may have gotten a head start on the competition heading into the 2024 presidential race, but he won’t be lonely for long.

The former President’s early entry into the race was meant to not only cement his status as the presumptive 2024 nominee for the Republican Party, but to also give pause to those who may consider challenging him in the coming months.

As it turns out, not everyone got the hint.

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who served as ambassador to the United Nations during former President Donald Trump’s administration, will join Trump in the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

Multiple sources confirm to Fox News Digital that Haley will formally declare her candidacy for the White House at an event in Charleston, South Carolina, on Feb. 15, with an invitation soon going out to her supporters. News of Haley’s announcement was first reported by the Post and Courier newspaper in South Carolina.

Haley had been hinting about the potential move for a while.

When speaking with reporters last year who questioned her about a White House run, Haley reiterated that “after November, we’ll figure it out. But you know what I’ve said — I’ve never lost a race. I’m not going to start now. If there’s place for me, we’ll put a 100% in, and we’ll finish it.”

The move will almost certainly elicit a strong response from Donald Trump, who has already taken to targeting other potential 2024 challengers such as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.