‘Too close to the target’? Leftist mega-donor halts support for Nikki Haley

Billionaire Reid Hoffman has turned off the money spigot for Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley after she lost the New Hampshire primary, which will also take the spotlight off his leftist dealings.

The LinkedIn co-founder and venture capitalist is exiting stage left after evidently determining that Haley doesn’t stand much of a chance of becoming the nominee according to an anonymous source who spoke with CNBC. He is one of the first to bail despite the underdog candidate claiming that she is going to stay in the race after losing in both Iowa and New Hampshire.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy have both dropped out of the race and thrown their support behind former President Trump. Ramaswamy posted to X that Hoffman dumping Haley has more to do with him being a rabid anti-Trump leftist that has caught public attention than her loss in New Hampshire.

“Reid Hoffman isn’t pausing his $$ flow to Nikki because she lost New Hampshire, it’s because we got too close to the target: one of the biggest left-wing funders of the *lawsuits against Trump* magically ended up becoming one of Nikki’s largest Super PAC donors. The best way to solve a problem is to *name* it & that’s what we need to keep doing,” Ramaswamy stated on the social media platform.

“A Republican fundraiser told CNBC on Wednesday that three clients who each helped Haley raise up to $100,000 for her campaign are now opting out of further financial efforts for the former United Nations ambassador,” CNBC reported.

“Other fundraisers said Wednesday that while they plan to speak out publicly in support of Haley, they are not convinced that they will be able to raise much money for her campaign because of her 0-for-2 record so far,” the media outlet added.

Hoffman is irrefutably a leftist who has for years lined the pockets of Democrats. He gave $250,000 to a pro-Haley super PAC in 2023, according to the New York Times in a sign that Democrats were going to support Haley and attempt to dethrone Trump. That move failed miserably.

“Hoffman said in December that while he is a supporter of President Joe Biden, he believed that Haley had the best chance at beating Trump in the Republican primary contest,” CNBC noted.

“If America is to avoid another Trump presidency, it will be because Trump loses an election next year. If he is to lose, it will either be to Nikki Haley in the primary or Joe Biden in the general,” Hoffman asserted on LinkedIn in December.

Hoffman got the idea of backing Haley from JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon who had urged business leaders to support her.

Trump is far, far ahead of Haley in her home state of South Carolina. A RealClearPolitics polling average shows he’s trouncing her by 30+ points.

It’s difficult to see a path to victory for Haley unless something happens to Trump. If South Carolina is as bad as polls say it is for her, she may be forced out of the race soon which would not surprise many.

Trump appears to have had the nomination sown up before the primary season even started thanks to the left persecuting him over Jan. 6 and the 2020 election. Haley has never even been in striking distance.


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