Trump Secures Key Victory in New Hampshire, Eyes on Biden Rematch 🏆
Former President Donald Trump marked a significant stride towards clinching the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, triumphing over U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley in New Hampshire’s primary, as projected by NBC News. This win positions Trump for a highly anticipated rematch against President Joe Biden this November.
Trump’s New Hampshire victory cements his status as the first non-incumbent to win both the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, a feat historically associated with securing the party’s nomination. “New Hampshire was the only place that could have been a wildcard and Trump drew an ace,” stated Matthew Bartlett, a Republican strategist from New Hampshire.
Despite the setback, Haley remains undeterred. Speaking at her election-night event in Concord, she emphasized, “New Hampshire is first in the nation. It is not the last in the nation. This race is far from over.” Haley continued to critique Trump’s impact on the Republican Party and cautioned against his potential nomination, suggesting it would pave the way for a Biden victory and a Kamala Harris presidency. She also reiterated her call for a debate with Trump.
Looking ahead, Trump is projected to win the Nevada caucuses on February 8, which Haley has chosen to skip, before the campaign moves to South Carolina. Despite being a two-term governor there, Haley lags significantly behind Trump in the polls.
Taylor Budowich, CEO of Maga America Great Inc., a political action committee supporting Trump, called for unity and suggested it was time for Haley to withdraw from the race.
The build-up to Tuesday’s vote saw Trump’s lead expand, particularly after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis withdrew and endorsed him. Ronna McDaniel, Republican National Committee Chair, highlighted the importance of party unity, stating, “Republicans know that if we’re not united as a party behind our nominee we won’t be able to beat Biden.”
On the Democratic side, Biden, focusing on other states, did not file for the New Hampshire ballot but still won as a write-in candidate. With Biden virtually unchallenged for the Democratic nomination, the spotlight remains on the Republican field.