Nikki Haley loses top staffer from Pence

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Former Vice President Mike Pence’s political operation poached Tim Chapman, a top aide to former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley, two Republican sources with knowledge of the operation confirmed.

Both of them under and Haley In 2024, the proposals of the White House are being considered.

Chapman’s move to the Pens was first reported by Politico.

Chapman, who served as executive director of Haley’s PAC, Stand for America, will now move to Pence’s PAC, Advancing American Freedom.

“Tim Chapman is one of the brightest stars in the conservative movement, and we are thrilled to have him join the team to advance the cause of American culture, American opportunity and American leadership,” Pence said in a statement to CBS News.

“I am grateful for my time working with Nikki Haley and her dedicated team,” Chapman said in a statement. “Advancing American Freedom is one of the fastest-growing and most influential conservative groups in the country, and I’m excited to join the incredible team that makes up AAF as a leader in conservative politics to help rebuild America.”

When asked on Fox News Thursday about a potential bid for the White House, Haley appeared to indicate she is leaning toward a run.

“We have to go in a new direction,” he said. “Can I be that leader?” Yes, I think I can be that leader.”

Betsy Ankney, executive director of Stand For America, said in a statement to CBS News late Friday: “Tim Chapman is incredible and we’re glad he’s found a great place to continue advocating for conservative political ideas.”

Christina Corujo contributed to this report.

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