Full Video: Nikki Haley Suspends Presidential Campaign (March 6)

Well, Haley did win Vermont on Tuesday and the District of Columbia caucus on Sunday, but neither contest is reflective of the GOP electorate as a whole.

All-in-all, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley delivered her expected showing on Super Tuesday losing across the map. As a result, Haley is expected to announce this morning that her campaign for president is ending, according to NBC News:

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will drop out of the 2024 presidential race Wednesday after losing every state but one — Vermont — in Super Tuesday’s primary contests, a source familiar with Haley’s plans confirmed to NBC News.

Haley’s move cedes the Republican nomination to former President Donald Trump and effectively kicks off the general election, with Trump and President Joe Biden taking unofficial command of their parties early in primary season after a string of victories.

The “ball is in his court,” a source close to the Haley campaign said, referring to the former president.

Haley won’t announce an endorsement Wednesday, two people told NBC News. Instead she will encourage Trump, who is close to having the delegates needed to win the GOP nomination, to earn the support of Republicans and independent voters who backed her, one of the sources said.

It’s over. The question of whether Haley will or won’t endorse is key, however, if she ever hopes to seek the Republican nomination in 2028. Quite honestly, though, unless she’s active in politics between now and then, she’ll be a has-been as up-and-coming party stars will also be plotting their paths to the GOP nomination in four years.

Full Video – Nikki Haley Suspends Campaign (March 6)

Haley delivered short remarks in Charlston, South Carolina, announcing her departure from the race:

More to come as this story develops…

Nate Ashworth

The Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Election Central. He's been blogging elections and politics for over a decade. He started covering the 2008 Presidential Election which turned into a full-time political blog in 2012 and 2016 that continues today.

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