Haley Vows to Stay in Republican Presidential Race After Trump Wins Big in New Hampshire – American Faith

Nikki Haley, the last major GOP opponent of Donald Trump, insisted she would not drop out of the race despite losing the New Hampshire primary to the former president.

“I’m running against Donald Trump, and I’m not going to talk about an obituary,” Haley told reporters.

Trump’s win Tuesday makes him the first Republican presidential candidate to win races in Iowa and New Hampshire since both states began leading the election calendar in 1976.

Haley’s campaign manager reportedly circulated a memo Tuesday to donors, supporters and media arguing that it was too early to give up on her run.

“The political class and the media want to give Donald Trump a coronation,” Betsy Ankney wrote in the memo. “They say the race is over. They want to throw up their hands, after only 110,000 people have voted in a caucus in Iowa and say, well, I guess it’s Trump. That isn’t how this works.”

Haley conceded the primary loss to Trump but did not concede her candidacy, saying the race was “far from over.”

“I want to congratulate Donald Trump on his victory tonight. He earned it. And I want to acknowledge that,” Haley told supporters. “Now you’ve all heard the chatter among the political class. They’re falling all over themselves, saying this race is over. Well, I have news for all of them. New Hampshire is first in the nation. It is not the last in the nation.”

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