Haley Ends Losing Streak by Taking DC Primary, Trump Says She Was 'Just Crowned Queen of the Swamp'

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Former South Carolina Governor and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley finally got a win Sunday night in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, claiming the Washington, D.C. primary by a 63-33 margin and thereby earning 19 delegates. 

It’s a nice victory for Haley, but she still trails former President Donald Trump’s delegate count by 244-43.

She took to social media to celebrate her win:

She faced good odds in D.C.:

Washington, D.C., represented Haley’s possible best shot at notching a victory and ending Trump’s undefeated primary streak. While Trump won the district in an uncontested 2020 primary, he finished a distant third behind Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich during the 2016 primary. The district also leans heavily Democrat, with President Biden garnering 92% of the Washington, D.C., vote in the 2020 election.

Next up, Super Tuesday, March 5, where 15 states will be in play for the Republicans, and more than a third of the total delegates will be at stake. Haley will have to perform extremely well for her campaign to have a realistic shot at overtaking Trump.

The Haley campaign looks to carry the momentum to Monday’s contest in North Dakota, where 29 delegates are up for grabs, and this week’s Super Tuesday, when voters in 15 states head to the polls to determine who gets a share of 865 total delegates. Haley has invested heavily in Super Tuesday; last week, her campaign announced a seven-figure ad buy in various states set to vote that day.

The magic number toward securing the GOP nomination is 1,215 delegates, meaning no candidate can become the presumptive nominee after the upcoming week’s primaries are over.

Speaking of Trump, the former president and GOP frontrunner was well aware of Haley’s win and made light of it in a mocking statement titled, “Trump Campaign Statement on Nikki Haley Being Crowned Queen of The Swamp.”

Tonight’s results in Washington D.C. reaffirm the object of President Trump’s campaign — he will drain the swamp and put America first. 

While Nikki has been soundly rejected throughout the rest of America, she was just crowned Queen of the Swamp by the lobbyists and DC insiders that want to protect the failed status quo. The swamp has claimed their queen.

He also took to the social media platform Truth Social to emphasize that he didn’t campaign very hard in D.C.:

He also brought out his familiar use of nicknames, calling Haley “Birdbrain”:

Super Tuesday will be a crucial test for Haley, and it will be interesting to see if she stays in the race if she performs poorly. Interestingly, she said in an interview Sunday that she might not endorse Trump if he wins.


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Stay tuned to RedState for more election coverage as the primary season enters a crucial period for the two remaining GOP candidates.

See also:

‘I’m a Conservative Republican’: Nikki Haley Rules Out Third Party Run

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