Pro Haley PAC Takes Aim at DeSantis

( — A super PAC backing former Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) has unveiled a new ad taking aim at Governor Ron DeSantis’ (R-FL) presidential ambitions. In the commercial, Stand For America INC (SFA Inc.) overtly critiques DeSantis’s efforts to improve his position in the polls, warning Americans that voters don’t need the chaos of another “dumpster fire” right now.

The inflammatory ad also claims support for DeSantis is plummeting because Republican voters just aren’t interested in supporting his bid for the presidency. At least one line accuses the governor’s campaign of floundering since day one, while another suggests that his story is about to come to an abrupt end.

There is no evidence that the claims within the ad came directly from Nikki Haley or an SFA Inc. spokesperson. Instead, they appear to be soundbites pulled from prior coverage on news channels like MSNBC, Fox News, and The Hill. Neither Haley nor anyone from her team has confirmed whether she agrees with or endorses the merit of the statements at this time.

However, Haley has spoken out about her distrust and dislike of DeSantis’ tactics in the past, and the pair have butted heads over policy many times. At a Republican presidential debate in September, DeSantis criticized the former UN ambassador’s conservative credentials and support of transgender healthcare for children. Haley later rebuked him for comments he made painting Palestinians as uniformly antisemitic during an interview with CNN.

Haley also publicly questioned DeSantis’ decision to campaign alongside Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) at a recent town hall campaign event on December 12. She noted Massie’s recent decision to vote against a GOP-led measure to condemn antisemitism and questioned why the reportedly pro-Israel governor would bring along someone so “anti-Israel.”

SFA Inc’s inflammatory advertisement signals that tensions are rising early in the race to the 2024 election, even between GOP contenders. With several crises unfolding around the globe, an increase in international tensions, and former President Donald Trump’s continued battles in court, voters will likely see many more of these ads in the coming months.

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