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Nikki Haley speaks to the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas on Nov. 6. Photo: Bridget Bennett/Bloomberg via Getty Images

In polling in three suburban House districts, Stand for America — founded by Nikki Haley, former UN ambassador and South Carolina governor — found resonance for trends that drove the Virginia and New Jersey governor's races.

The big picture: A big majority in the districts — won handily by President Biden — said parents should be more involved in schools.

Why it matters: Haley is one of the GOP's most closely watched potential candidates for national office in 2024 and beyond.

What's next: An aide said Haley will crisscross the country fundraising and stumping for Republican candidates endorsed by Stand for America.

State of play: Haley was one of the few national Republicans to campaign in New Jersey for Jack Ciattarelli, who nearly upset Gov. Phil Murphy (D).

  • Haley headlined events for Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin and helped raise more than $1 million for Virginia candidates.
  • Stand for America targeted Northern Virginia swing voters with a digital ad, "You're a Parent."

What they're saying: Haley said in a statement to Axios that Republicans will "continue to fight to secure our borders, keep our cities safe, make raising a family affordable, and ensure parents are in control of their children’s education."

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Republicans — reshaped, controlled and defined by Donald Trump since 2015 — are slowly but surely charting a post-Trump ideology and platform.

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Americans are rushing back into holiday travel, and many are taking even longer trips now than they did before the pandemic began.

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Why it matters: During the long, COVID-fueled layoff, chess entered a new era, and with the championship finally here, the age-old game is ready for its close-up.