Haley Celebrates Her First Primary Win

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley won her first primary over the weekend — emboldening her commitment to stay in the race.

Haley is last in the once formidable field of 16 GOP candidates vying to stop former President Donald Trump from a second term. Most suspended their campaigns before the first Primary. All but Haley stepped down and supported Trump after the second Primary in New Hampshire.

ABC highlighted Haley’s win, noting how she is the first woman to win a Republican Primary.

Over the weekend, Haley won the Republican primary in Washington D.C., with significant Democrat support.

PJ Media reported that “six out of ten Democrats who voted in Sunday’s D.C. Primary voted for Nikki Haley.”

The outlet minimized the significance of Haley’s win, noting in their report that Haley’s messaging does not resonate with the Republican base and that D.C. “has imprisoned or spied on most conservatives in town.”

Despite Trump’s substantial lead and her loss to the former president in her home state of South Carolina, where she once served as governor, Haley has vowed to stay in the race. Speaking to her supporters after the South Carolina Primary, Haley said, “Perhaps a few of you in the media came here today to see if I’m dropping out of the race. Well, I’m not.”

NPR reported that despite low poll numbers, Haley pulled in $12 million in donations in February and $16 million in January. She plans to push hard until the Primary election process establishes a winner.

Notably, Tuesday is deemed “Super Tuesday.” According to the New York Post, “At least one-third — ​​854 of 2,429 — of all Republican delegates” are at sake via the 16 Primaries on March 5 contest.

Republican voters in North Dakota and American Samoa will also vote this week.

Trump has secured 244 delegates thus far — Haley has secured 43. 1215 delegates are needed to secure the GOP nomination. The former president hopes to win the nomination in the next few weeks. The GOP convention is scheduled for July.

During an interview with “Meet the Press,” Haley hedged on her former commitment to endorse Donald Trump for President should he secure the GOP nomination.