Former UN ambassador Nikki Haley will be the guest of honor at a dinner with about 20 top GOP donors later this month, Axios reported Sunday.
According to the news outlet, the Feb. 27 dinner in New York City is the first of a series organized by Paul Singer, the hedge-fund magnate, to spotlight key surrogates for the congressional races of 2020. He’s also working to identify and recruit female candidates to help Republicans hold the Senate and regain ground in the House, Axios noted.
But her appearance had conservative commentator Bill Kristol suggesting deep-pocketed donors may consider her a candidate to primary President Donald Trump in 2020.
“Alarm bells going off in Trump world as Nikki Haley to be guest of honor at top GOP dinner. Ostensible purpose: ‘To spotlight key surrogates for the congressional races of 2020.’ Effectual truth: To spotlight a possible replacement for Trump in 2020,” he tweeted.