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Haley Faces Uphill Battle After Second-Place Finish in New Hampshire

Despite a second-place finish in the New Hampshire Primary, Nikki Haley is persisting in the GOP presidential race. The odds are long, but she remains committed.

New Hampshire Primary Results

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Former President Donald Trump led the New Hampshire Primary with 54.4 percent, compared to Haley’s 43.3 percent. The primary resulted in Trump winning 12 delegates and Haley 9.

South Carolina’s Significance for Haley

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Haley’s performance in the upcoming South Carolina primary is crucial. Her tenure as the state’s governor may influence her campaign’s fate.

Experts’ Views on Haley’s Chances

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Political experts debate whether a South Carolina win is essential for Haley. Some believe her path forward is challenging.

Expert Analysis

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Some experts note Haley’s better-than-expected performance in New Hampshire. However, Trump’s significant lead there may hinder her in future primaries.

Haley’s Determination

Credit: Nikki Haley is delivering remarks at a ”Pick Nikki Countdown to Caucus” event at the Olympic Theater in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. January 11, 2024, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA: Nikki Haley’s events scheduled to be in person on Friday, January 12, 2024 — Photo by thenews2.com

Haley remains undeterred, focusing on the upcoming primaries. She expressed her resolve to continue the race in a speech to supporters.

Campaign Strategy Post-New Hampshire

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Following New Hampshire, Haley’s campaign is actively preparing for the next primaries. They released their first two ads in South Carolina on January 24.

Betsy Ankney’s Memo

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Haley’s campaign manager, Betsy Ankney, emphasized the openness of several upcoming primaries. She highlighted the potential for Haley to appeal to independent and crossover voters.

Super Tuesday’s Open Primaries

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Many states participating in Super Tuesday have open or semi-open primaries. Ankney sees this as an opportunity for Haley to gain support from a broader voter base.

Delegate Allocation on Super Tuesday

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Super Tuesday states have varying rules for delegate allocation. Some allocate all delegates to a candidate with over 50 percent of the vote, while others award them proportionally.

Newt Gingrich’s Prediction

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich believes the primary race is effectively over. He doubts Haley’s ability to compete with Trump, especially in states with fewer independent voters.

Nevada Primary and Haley’s Strategy

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Haley will not be on the ballot in the Nevada caucus. She suggested that the Nevada GOP’s preference for caucuses over primaries might favor Trump.

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Credit: Nikki Haley is delivering remarks at a ”Pick Nikki Countdown to Caucus” event at the Olympic Theater in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. January 11, 2024, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA: Nikki Haley’s events scheduled to be in person on Friday, January 12, 2024 — Photo by thenews2.com

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