Nikki Haley to Exit Election Race

Written by Camilla Jessen

Mar.06 - 2024 3:03 PM CET

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Nikki Haley to Exit 2024 Republican Nomination Race After Super Tuesday Losses

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Nikki Haley, the former Governor of South Carolina, will officially withdraw from the 2024 Republican nomination race following a series of defeats by Donald Trump on Super Tuesday.

Early on Wednesday, her campaign announced a press conference scheduled for 10 a.m., where Haley is expected to confirm her departure from the race.

Despite her previous commitment to staying in the race through Super Tuesday, Haley struggled against Trump, losing in key primaries including Iowa, New Hampshire, and even her home state of South Carolina, only managing to win Vermont on Super Tuesday.

Haley had positioned herself as an alternative to Trump and Biden, but failed to gain the necessary traction, even as she intensified her criticism of Trump, calling him "unhinged and unstable."

Her pledge to remain in the race despite pressure from the GOP and the departure of other candidates could not overcome Trump's overwhelming lead, who now boasts 995 delegates to Haley's 89.

Throughout her campaign, Haley faced challenges, including accusations of being too moderate and criticisms from Trump, who had previously appointed her as his U.N. Ambassador. Trump's campaign attacked Haley, branding her efforts as influenced by "radical Democrat money" and targeting her through the website

With Haley's withdrawal, Trump's path to securing the Republican nomination for a rematch with President Joe Biden in November appears virtually unobstructed.

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