The Heat: U.S. Politics

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The former U.S. Ambassador to the UN kicks off her presidential campaign. 

Nikki Haley has officially announced her candidacy to become the next U.S. president. The former South Carolina governor says it is time for generational change. 

She announced her bid by video on Tuesday and at a rally on Wednesday she again stressed the need for new leadership. 

Haley, who once said she wouldn’t run against former U.S. President Donald Trump, who’s also her former boss, is now the first Republican to challenge him since he announced his White House bid last November.  

Meanwhile, President Biden may also be announcing his reelection plans soon. And, as the 2024 presidential race gears up, who will enter the field next?  

Joining the discussion:

  • Rina Shah is a political Analyst and current affairs commentator. 
  • Joseph Williams is a former Senior Editor for U.S. News and World Report. 
  • Ian Reifowitz is a Professor of Historical Studies at SUNY Empire State College. 
  • Adolfo Franco is an attorney and Republican strategist.