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Nikki Haley’s presidential campaign faces a significant setback as Americans for Prosperity Action, the political advocacy group backed by billionaire Charles Koch, has decided to suspend its financial support for her bid. This move comes after Haley lost the GOP presidential primary in her home state of South Carolina to former President Donald Trump. While AFP Action still officially endorses Haley, it will no longer contribute financial support, citing the challenges ahead in the upcoming primary states.

Conservative commentator Benny Johnson has declared that it’s “over” for Haley’s campaign, signaling a significant blow to her aspirations for the Republican nomination. Despite the setback, Haley remains determined, stating, “Our fight continues, and with more than $1 million coming in from grassroots conservatives in just the last 24 hours, we have plenty of fuel to keep going. We have a country to save.”

Haley has pledged to stay in the race through Super Tuesday on March 5, emphasizing her commitment to challenging both Donald Trump and Joe Biden, even though a majority of Americans disapprove of both figures. The suspension of financial support from the Koch-backed network underscores the challenges Haley faces in widening her path to victory in the primaries.

AFP Action CEO Emily Seidel mentioned in an email to staff that, given the circumstances, they don’t believe any outside group can make a material difference in Haley’s campaign. The focus will now shift to directing resources where they can have a more significant impact. While AFP is recognized as a valuable ally in the fight for freedom and conservative principles, its decision to withdraw financial support is a notable setback for Haley’s presidential ambitions.