Nikki Haley's coast-to-coast money week
Why it matters: She should have enough money to campaign beyond South Carolina, no matter the outcome.
What we're watching: Haley has more than 10 fundraisers scheduled in the next two weeks — including in California, Florida, New York, and Texas —Axios has learned.
The intrigue: Tomorrow night she'll be in New York City for an event whose hosts include Ken Langone, the Home Depot co-founder who previously said he was waiting for Haley's New Hampshire results because he "did not want to throw money down a rat hole."
- Other members of the event's host committee include private equity titan Henry Kravis and hedge fund manager Cliff Asness, according to a copy of the invitation obtained by Axios.
The big picture: Haley has raised $4 million in online grassroots donations since New Hampshire, including $1 million in the 24 hours after Donald Trump threatened her donors with being "permanently barred" from Trump world if they continued to support Haley.
- The Haley-aligned PAC SFA Inc. recently announced an eye-popping $50 million in the second half of 2023.
Details of some of Haley's fundraisers were previously reported by the WSJ and Puck.
What they're saying: "Nikki is the last one standing between the rematch no one wants in Trump and Biden," Haley campaign spokesperson Olivia Perez Cubas tells Axios.
- "70% of Americans want a different choice and that's exactly what we're giving them."