The Republican gubernatorial nominee for governor is bringing in a big Republican name from South Carolina as the former ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will stump alongside him in Virginia next week.

Haley was the first female governor of South Carolina and served that post from 2011 to 2017. She then served as an ambassador to the United Nations under President Donald Trump for the first half of his term.

“Glenn Youngkin has what it takes to get Virginia moving again,” Ambassador Haley said through a press release Thursday. “He’s an experienced businessman and problem solver who will create jobs and opportunity, improve schools, and deliver results for the people of Virginia.”

Haley is expected to join Youngkin at campaign stops and fundraisers in Central and Northern Virginia on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“It’s an honor to have Ambassador Haley join me on the campaign trail,” Youngkin said through a press release. “Her visit shows that Virginia really is ground zero this year – we have to get our economy moving again, fix our schools, support law enforcement, and take care of our veterans. When voting starts in September we have a huge opportunity to bring a brighter day to our Commonwealth!”

Youngkin is facing off against Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe and Independent candidate Princess Blanding to become the next governor of Virginia.

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