Former President Donald Trump defeating his sole rival, Nikki Haley, in the New Hampshire Republican primary on Tuesday, making Trump the clear front-runner to become the GOP’s 2024 presidential nominee.
Speaking after Trump’s victory, Haley said she would remain in the race, telling supporters that “this race is far from over … I have news for all of you — New Hampshire is first in the nation, it is not the last in the nation.” Haley, the former U.N. ambassador and governor of South Carolina, is facing pressure from Trump supporters to drop out of the race and unite the party.
Trump has now easily won the first two contests of the 2024 election cycle with victories in both New Hampshire and Iowa. The winners of the primary in New Hampshire in the last four election cycles have gone on to secure the party’s presidential nomination, including Trump in 2016. No Republican in the modern primary era has lost the nomination after winning both Iowa and New Hampshire.
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