Nikki Haley hires Heritage Action chief to run her policy group

Nikki Haley hires Heritage Action chief to run her policy group
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Heritage Action's Tim Chapman will serve as the new executive director to Stand For America, the policy group founded by former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyCoronavirus sets off industry scramble for aid from Washington Why Klobuchar should be Biden's vice presidential pick Overnight Defense: 'Tens of thousands' of National Guard troops could be activated for coronavirus response | Hospital ships could take week to deploy | Trump says military to help Americans stuck in Peru MORE.

"I am looking forward to working alongside Nikki Haley and helping her build a platform for promoting policy ideas," Chapman said in a statement released by Heritage Action. "This is a passion that both of us share."

Chapman served as Heritage Action's chief operating officer from 2010 to 2018, the group said.

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"Tim Chapman has been a leader in conservative advocacy for many years and we are thrilled to have him in a leadership role at Stand For America," Haley told Axios on Wednesday. 

Haley's group Stand For America describes itself as "an advocacy group promoting public policies that strengthen America's economy, culture, and national security."

The report from Axios says Chapman is considered one of the most influential conservative policy figures in the nation.

"As I embark on this new role at Stand For America, I am looking forward to working alongside Nikki Haley and helping her build a platform for promoting policy ideas," Chapman said.

During his time at Heritage Action, Chapman helped influence policy such as health care choices, fought for tax cuts, and endorsed confirmations of Justices Neil GorsuchNeil GorsuchHillicon Valley: Twitter says Chinese official's virus disinformation doesn't violate rules | Hackers target WHO | Senators urge agencies to stop coronavirus robocalls Supreme Court raises bar for racial discrimination claims in contracts Progressives urge Democrats to hear from federal judge deeply critical of Roberts, conservatives MORE and Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughCoronavirus isn't the only reason Congress should spend less time in DC Progressives urge Democrats to hear from federal judge deeply critical of Roberts, conservatives Trump Jr. says he inherited 'Tourette's of the thumbs' from his father MORE to the Supreme Court, according to the group's statement.