Nikki Haley Wins First Contest with D.C. Republican Primary

Nikki Haley has won her first Republican presidential contest by taking the Washington D.C. primary over former President Donald Trump.

Haley ended the evening with 63% of the vote, while Trump brought in 33%. Although he has dropped out of the race, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis got 2% of the vote.

By winning the D.C. primary, Haley got all 19 delegates and now has a total of 43. However, she still trails Trump, who has 244 delegates.

After her victory, Haley posted the following message on X (formerly Twitter):

“Republicans closest to Washington’s dysfunction know that Donald Trump has brought nothing but chaos and division for the past 8 years. It’s time to start winning again and move our nation forward!”


Trump responded to the D.C. loss by saying,

“I purposely stayed away from the D.C. Vote because it is the ‘Swamp,’ with very few delegates, and no upside. Birdbrain spent all of her time, money and effort there. Over the weekend we won Missouri, Idaho, and Michigan—BIG NUMBERS—Complete destruction of a very weak opponent. The really big numbers will come on Super Tuesday. Also, WAY UP ON CROOKED JOE!”

Next up is Super Tuesday which takes place on March 5th. There are 15 states at play tomorrow for Republicans. Those states are:

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia.

There are 865 delegates at stake, with 1,215 needed to secure the nomination.

If Trump were to sweep tomorrow’s contests, he would need less than 200 delegates to become the Republican nominee. President Joe Biden is on the path to becoming the Democrat nominee and would face Trump in a re-match from 2020.

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