Ms. Haley endorsed Ms. Mace on Feb. 7. Ms. Arrington introduced her major problem on Feb. 8. Mr. Trump endorsed Ms. Arrington on Feb. 9.
Ms. Haley isn’t any Trump foe. Most of her endorsements have gone to Trump-favored candidates. She endorsed on Thursday the re-election of Senator Ron Johnson, Republican of Wisconsin, and minimize a fund-raising video with Herschel Walker, the previous soccer star recruited by Mr. Trump to run for the Senate in Georgia.
She pointedly has not endorsed Mr. Rice for re-election. Mr. Dawson, the previous state occasion chairman, mentioned Ms. Haley’s campaigning for Mr. Rice in 2012 made all of the distinction in his victory over the previous lieutenant governor, André Bauer, in the Republican major. But Mr. Rice’s district on the North Carolina border is way extra Trump nation than Ms. Mace’s prosperous, extremely educated district that touches Charleston and hugs the Lowcountry coast.
Ms. Arrington remains to be speaking confidently.
“The Lowcountry wants a pro-Trump America First conservative to represent them,” her spokesman, Chris D’Anna, mentioned. “Nancy knows that, indicated by her tucking her tail between her legs as she flew to New York City to shoot an apology video in front of Trump Tower.”
Austin McCubbin, Ms. Mace’s marketing campaign supervisor, responded, “Our opponent has proven two things — she’s the only Republican to lose this district in 40 years, and she will say just about anything.”
Mr. Sanford, the previous congressman whom Ms. Arrington defeated in 2018, mentioned Ms. Haley had nothing to lose. Once Ms. Haley expressed her anger over Jan. 6, she would by no means get again in his good graces, he mentioned, talking from expertise.
“There’s really no way forward for her,” Mr. Sanford mentioned of Ms. Haley. “Trump is a guy who holds decided grudges and doesn’t let them go. She doesn’t want to do anything to alienate his base, but where she can find things that appeal to that mass of Republicans that don’t feel they have a home, she’ll grab it.”