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Haley Gets First Primary Win in D.C. With Super Tuesday Ahead

Haley Gets First Primary Win in D.C. With Super Tuesday Ahead
Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina and 2024 Republican presidential candidate, during a campaign event in Needham, Massachusetts, US, on Saturday, March 2, 2024. Former President Donald Trump swept three more Republican presidential nominating contests on Saturday, beating rival Nikki Haley in Missouri and Idaho and winning all of Michigan's remaining delegates.

Nikki Haley won the Republican primary in the District of Columbia Sunday, giving her the first victory in the nominating contests of 2024 and slowing Donald Trump’s march to the Republican nomination.

Haley won the district 63% to 33%, according to the Associated Press.

In winning the 19 delegates from the nation’s capital, Trump’s former ambassador to the United Nations nearly doubled her voting strength at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee in July. But her 43 delegates still trail the former president, who won the first nine contests and has amassed 244 delegates.

North Dakota will vote on Monday before the 15-state Super Tuesday contests the next day that will award 36% of all Republican delegates. Those states are mostly favorable to Trump, with winner-take-all contests likely to allow him to amass delegates quickly.

Washington is the most Democratic jurisdiction in the country, with only 23,000 registered Republicans in the city. Only about 2,000 of them voted in a primary conducted over two days at a single polling location.

“It’s not surprising that Republicans closest to Washington dysfunction are rejecting Donald Trump and all his chaos,” Haley spokeswoman Olivia Perez-Cubas said in a statement. She noted that Haley became the first woman in history to win a Republican presidential primary.

The Trump campaign quickly dismissed Haley’s victory in Washington.

“While Nikki has been soundly rejected throughout the rest of America, she was just crowned Queen of the Swamp by the lobbyists and DC insiders that want to protect the failed status quo,” said Trump spokeswoman Karoline Leavitt.

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  • Skinyela Skinyela says:

    She must just drop out already, she is wasting time and money.

    She must drop out and throw her weight behind her Party’s preferred candidate, Trump.

    If she drops out now, rather than later, that will give her Party enough time and resources to take on the incumbent.

    • Steve Davidson says:

      What, so RatPutin’s lapdog can make an even bigger fool of his demented self? Bring it on!

      • Skinyela Skinyela says:

        She stands no chance of winning against Trump let alone winning against Biden.

        Biden is now senile and
        should not be seeking another term.

        If he(Trump) make a bigger fool of himself that’s what the people of USA would have wanted, that’s democracy for you… “you get the leaders you deserve”

    • Lawrence Sisitka says:

      How dangerous do you want the world to be? Because with that braindead narcissist and the pathological Putin on the other side of the world, you’ll be ratcheting up the risk enormously. No-one in their right minds could want him anywhere near any levers of power, or actually anywhere near anything.

      • Skinyela Skinyela says:

        Was the world more dangerous when he was president for four year and Putin was also president of Russia?
        Is the world any better now, almost four years since he left the oval office?

        If the democratic process in the US produced another Trump presidency so be it, Electoral democracy gives you a Lincoln and also gives you a Boris Johnson.

        It’s either you want democracy or something like it.

  • John James says:

    One can only hope that Biden wins the election. With the world in the state it’s in we really can’t afford the clueless self-serving orange idiot in charge.

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