Nikki Haley wins the District of Columbia’s Republican Primary

Nikki Haley wins the District of Columbia’s Republican Primary

Taking home her first victory of the 2024 campaign, Nikki Haley won the Republican primary in Washington, District of Columbia.

Let’s read the news and find out more.

Nikki Haley wins the District of Columbia’s Republican primary

Despite her early setbacks and challenges, Nikki Haley was strongly persistent in staying in the race, at least through those contests. She strongly believed in winning but did not state which primary she was certain to win.

Even after losing to Trump in Nikki’s home state of South Carolina, Haley believed that voters in the following places should have had an option for Trump. However, Trump enjoyed a strong backing and scored continuous victories.

This week’s Super Tuesday races will probably see the former president pick up several hundred more delegates.

Still, her victory on Sunday at least momentarily stops Donald Trump’s overwhelming victory in the GOP voting contests.

After D.C. Republican Party leaders revealed the results on Sunday night, the Associated Press proclaimed Haley the winner. She secured all 19 delegates at stake.

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

With only around 23,000 registered Republicans in the city, Washington is among the most democratically dominated jurisdictions in the nation.

In 2020, Democrat Joe Biden secured 92% of the vote to win the district in the general election.

Nikki Haley wins the District of Columbia Republican Primary
Nikki Haley wins the District of Columbias Republican Primary

Before returning to North Carolina and the states hosting Super Tuesday primaries, Haley led a rally in the nation’s capital on Friday.

In a hotel ballroom, she joked with over 100 supporters, stating, “Who says there’s no Republicans in D.C., come on.”

She added, “We’re trying to make sure that we touch every hand that we can and speak to every person,”

She was delivering her typical campaign address and attacking Trump while a rallygoer yelled, “He cannot win a general election. It’s madness.”

That led to Haley agreeing, claiming that while Trump cannot refuse Biden a second term, she can.

Shortly after Haley’s win, the Trump team congratulated her sarcastically, calling her “Queen of the Swamp by the lobbyists and DC insiders that want to protect the failed status quo.”

Haley typically performs well with moderate and independent-leaning voters.

According to AP VoteCast, a survey of over 2,400 voters participating in the Republican primary in South Carolina, which was conducted for AP by NORC at the University of Chicago, four out of ten Haley backers in the state’s GOP primary were self-described moderates, compared with 15% for Trump.

However, eight out of ten Trump supporters identified as conservatives compared to around half of Haley’s fans.

According to opinion polls, the former president is predicted to win nearly all upcoming contests.

As Trump prevailed by wide margins in the first eight nomination contests, Haley’s chances of securing the Republican nominee and facing Joe Biden in November remain improbable.

At the Michigan Republican Party convention on Saturday, Trump received all 39 delegates. Trump is anticipated to solidify his position as the Republican nominee in the fifteen states hosting primaries on Tuesday.


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