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Rep. Brian King Invites Haley Voters to Join His Campaign: "You Are Not Alone in Feeling Like Your Party Has Abandoned You"

(SALT LAKE CITY, UT) - In Utah’s 2024 Republican Presidential Preference Poll results, former President Donald Trump won the Republican preference by just 11,250 votes statewide. However, now-former rival, Nikki Haley, won two of Utah’s largest counties. Haley announced early today that she has suspended her Presidential campaign. 

Donald Trump has stated that his campaign has no room for Nikki Haley supporters, saying anyone supporting Haley “will be permanently barred from the MAGA camp. We don’t want them, and will not accept them.”

“I was heartened to see Nikki Haley perform well,” Brian King said. “This is another stark reminder that Utah is at an inflection point. With good reason, our Republican party is divided and many Utahns are looking for a political home.”

King went on to say, “To every Utahn who turned out to vote for Nikki Haley or who voted for Donald Trump with anxiety or skepticism: You’re not alone in feeling like you haven’t left your party, but instead, your party has left you. You aren’t alone in feeling that your party no longer speaks for your priorities and values. As Utahns, we can’t forget who we are and what we stand for. We can do better. I'm running for Governor to offer an alternative — a government that prioritizes the public good over personal interests, delivering results, not rhetoric, and a culture of courage and character, not contention — for the better. We may disagree on some issues, but the fundamentals of common sense, good government, freedom, and democracy we share. Consider this a formal invitation to join us in this movement. You will be welcomed with open arms.”


Brian S. King represents District 23 in the Utah State House of Representatives. He was elected in 2008 and served as the House Minority Leader from 2015 to 2023. In addition to his role in public service, Brian is a practicing attorney and business owner. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, Ann, accompanied by the delightful presence of their dog, Cora. Brian has four daughters, three stepchildren, and three grandchildren. Watch the campaign launch video: “For the Better”. To learn more about Brian’s campaign for governor, visit

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