Haley Secures First Win in DC Primary

(USNewsMag.com) – Nikki Haley, former UN Ambassador and former South Carolina governor, finally received her first victory as a presidential candidate, gaining more support in the Washington, D.C., primary election than former President Donald Trump.

On Sunday, March 3rd, about an hour and a half after polls closed, Haley was declared the victor with almost 63% of the vote. Trump pulled in 676 votes while Haley came out on top with her first win at 1,274 votes. The former UN Ambassador earned 19 delegates from the win.

Although Trump won the district in the 2020 primary because he was uncontested, he came in third place in 2016, which had a higher turnout than the latest contest. Despite the loss, Trump’s base wasn’t fazed, with many pointing out that it’s not necessarily a bad thing that the former president didn’t win D.C. as it only indicates that the establishment government and its supporters dislike him.

Haley appeared on “The Hill Sunday” earlier in the day and claimed that Trump has only harmed the GOP’s chances of winning elections across the country, noting a few examples of Republican losses she blamed him for. She said that “everything [Trump] does, he loses.” Haley also noted some polls were showing her ahead of Biden in a hypothetical match-up “by 18 points.”

Steven Cheung, a spokesperson for the Trump campaign, responded to Haley’s remarks and said that the primary race “is over,” noting that the former president already achieved “resounding wins” and is now focused on Biden “and the general election.”

So far, Trump has dominated every other state, from Iowa to Michigan. He even beat Haley in her home state of South Carolina, where she once served as governor.

Before Haley’s D.C. victory, Trump already had 10 times more delegates than she did, and the following day, he swept up 29 more in North Dakota. Trump’s Super Tuesday performance will likely solidify him as the GOP pick, meaning Trump will likely see a rematch with Biden in November.

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