Author: Mel Lenor Barclay

Mel Leonor Barclay is a political reporter. She has a decade of experience covering government and elections, from tiny South Florida localities to Congress. Most recently, Mel was a Virginia politics reporter at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and previously covered federal policy at POLITICO. Mel is an immigrant of the Dominican Republic and native Spanish speaker.

Haley Urged Republican Primary Voters To See Her as Part of a New Generation of Leaders Originally published by The 19th They’re answering the “how” and “why” of politics news. Subscribe to their daily newsletter. Nikki Haley urged Republican primary voters to reject “stale ideas and faded names” as she formally announced her bid to become the nation’s first woman president in a speech Wednesday that leaned heavily on America’s foreign threats and roundly rejected national conversations about addressing systemic racism. “America is not past our prime. It’s just that our politicians are past theirs,” Haley said during her formal…

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