Republican presidential primaries

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4 States, DC Hold Presidential Primaries
Biden, Trump Win
Final Primaries

Biden, Trump Win Final Primaries

Primaries set up tough Senate fights in NJ, Montana

(Newser) - Four states and Washington, DC held presidential primaries on Tuesday, the last date in the process apart from the June 8 Democratic caucuses in Guam and the US Virgin Islands.
  • The AP called New Jersey for President Biden soon after polls closed at 8pm Eastern. Trump won the state's

3 States Hold Primaries
Biden, Trump Score
3 More Primary Wins

Biden, Trump Score 3 More Primary Wins

Former Gov. Larry Hogan scores big win in Maryland Senate primary

(Newser) - Three states held primary elections Tuesday—and the AP called the presidential primary votes in Maryland, Nebraska, and West Virginia for President Biden and Donald Trump soon after polls closed. According to DecisionDeskHQ , Biden has around 70% of the vote in early results from West Virginia, with Jason Palmer, winner...

4 States Hold Primaries
Biden, Trump Win
4 More Primaries

Biden, Trump Win 4 More Primaries

Turnout was low in Connecticut, NY, RI, and Wisconsin

(Newser) - Four states held presidential primary elections Tuesday but since President Biden and former President Trump have already locked up their parties' nominations, turnout was low in Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin. Polls closed at 8pm Eastern in Connecticut and Rhode Island and at 9pm Eastern in New York...

Christie Is a Maybe on Third-Party Bid

Christie Makes
Decision on
Third-Party Bid

Christie Makes Decision on Third-Party Bid

Former GOP presidential candidate's thumb's down may leave No Labels in a pinch

(Newser) - Despite "encouragement" to run for president as a third-party candidate, Chris Christie says no go. The former New Jersey governor said Wednesday he will not run on No Labels' proposed ticket amid obstacles including "significant ballot access and litigation expenses ... and the risk of drawing votes away from...

Delaware Passes Bill to Cancel GOP Primary

Donald Trump was the only remaining candidate

(Newser) - Delaware's Republican presidential primary is over before it even began. State lawmakers suspended the rules in the House and Senate this week to quickly pass legislation amending Delaware election law and allowing the scheduled April 2 primary to be called off, the AP reports. Democratic Gov. John Carney quickly...

Nikki Haley Will Suspend Her Campaign

After resounding Super Tuesday defeat, Trump's last GOP rival is bowing out of the race

(Newser) - Nikki Haley will suspend her presidential campaign Wednesday after being soundly defeated across the country on Super Tuesday, leaving former President Trump as the last remaining major candidate for the 2024 Republican nomination. Three people with direct knowledge who spoke on the condition of anonymity confirmed Haley's decision ahead...

This Could Be a Big Day for the 2024 Ballot

Supreme Court may issue its decision whether Trump should be disqualified

(Newser) - Donald Trump could learn Monday whether the Supreme Court will let him appear on this year's ballot. The justices are expected to announce their decision in at least one case Monday, with signs strongly pointing to resolution of the case from Colorado that threatens to kick Trump off some...

'Defiant' Haley: Pick Trump and 'We're All Going to Go Down'

As Tuesday's Michigan primary kicks off, Trump's main GOP foe isn't backing down

(Newser) - Nikki Haley may have lost a major donor , but the Republican presidential candidate is heading into Michigan's primary on Tuesday "defiant," even in the face of a "blowout loss" to former President Trump, per the Wall Street Journal . Haley tells the paper she's continuing her...

As Trump Coasts to Victory, Some Warning Signs for Him
Trump Is Cruising,
but Warning
Signs Emerge
for Him
the rundown

Trump Is Cruising, but Warning Signs Emerge for Him

A former communications director for him sees anti-Trump vote in primaries as a '5-alarm fire'

(Newser) - The good news for Donald Trump is that it's a near certainty he'll win the GOP nomination after clobbering Nikki Haley in her home state of South Carolina by 20 points. But political observers also see some signs of potential trouble for the former president. Coverage:
  • Haley got

Poll: It's All Over in South Carolina but the Voting

Trump has huge lead over Nikki Haley, as she insists she's staying in the race no matter what

(Newser) - South Carolina elected Nikki Haley governor two times, but a new poll suggests that Republican voters are not inclined to send her to the White House. Haley faces former President Trump in the Republican primary in her home state on Saturday, where she had hoped to save face after poor...

The Price of Failure for DeSantis' Campaign: $168M

Outside groups carried the load for GOP candidate

(Newser) - The failed campaign and expansive political operation intended to make Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis the Republican nominee for the White House cost $168 million, according to filings reported to the Federal Election Commission late Wednesday. The pro-DeSantis super PAC Never Back Down reported payments of more than $130.6 million...

Haley Calls Trump 'Totally Unhinged'

Tension continues between two GOP presidential candidates after Trump demands Haley drop out

(Newser) - Earlier this week, presidential contender Donald Trump informed fellow Republicans that they'll become persona non grata if they dare to donate to his remaining major GOP opponent, Nikki Haley—in short, they'll be "permanently barred from the MAGA camp" if they do so. On Friday, Haley scoffed...

Trump Nomination Once Seemed 'Untenable,' Now Inevitable

Former president's win in New Hampshire primary suggests he's a shoo-in for 2024 general

(Newser) - The New Hampshire primary results came in quickly Tuesday, with the AP calling the GOP race for Donald Trump as soon as the polls closed. The former president's main contender, ex-South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, vowed she's not dropping out yet, but Zeeshan Aleem writes for MSNBC that...

Election Oddity: Biden Camp Rooting for Trump in NH

Axios reports they want him to lock up nomination and thus energize Democrats

(Newser) - Updated with comments from the Haley campaign. Primary day has arrived in New Hampshire, and it's widely been depicted as do-or-die for Nikki Haley if she's to have any hope of defeating Donald Trump for the GOP nomination. However, Haley's campaign made clear on Tuesday that she...

Trump's Apparent Confusion Gives Haley an Opening

Candidate questions former president's mental acuity, comparing him to her aging parents

(Newser) - Nikki Haley directly questioned Donald Trump's mental ability to handle the presidency on Saturday in New Hampshire, comparing him to her parents and saying that when people "hit a certain age, there is a decline." Haley was picking up on her Republican opponent's comments the day...

DeSantis Is Planning 'Hail Mary' Effort in SC

His campaign's best hope could be beating Nikki Haley in her own state

(Newser) - With little hope of following up his second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses with second place in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, Ron DeSantis is aiming to push Nikki Haley into third place in her home state. Sources tell the New York Times that after DeSantis lost to Trump by...

The 5 Storylines That Matter at the Iowa Caucuses
The 5 Storylines to
Watch at the Iowa Caucuses
the rundown

The 5 Storylines to Watch at the Iowa Caucuses

Will Trump hit 50%, for one

(Newser) - Today's the (extremely frigid) day: Iowa caucusgoers will come together at 8pm EST in some 1,500 locations across the state to debate their options and then cast their secret ballots. Aside from the much-discussed weather —the AP reports temps are expected to be the coldest ever recorded...

Haley to Launch $10M Ad Blitz to Overtake DeSantis

Former UN ambassador plans TV, radio, and digital ads in Iowa, New Hampshire

(Newser) - Nikki Haley's presidential campaign will reserve $10 million in television, radio, and digital advertising across Iowa and New Hampshire beginning in the first week of December, a massive investment designed to give the former United Nations ambassador an advantage over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Details of the advertising plans,...

Struggling DeSantis Has Something to Celebrate

Popular Iowa governor decides to endorse Florida colleague for GOP nomination

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis is channeling most of his effort and resources into winning the Iowa caucuses, making campaign trips to 87 of the state's 99 counties so far, and now he has something to show for it. At a rally Monday in Des Moines, Gov. Kim Reynolds plans to endorse...

Ramaswamy's Big Ad Buy: 'This Is Just the Beginning'

Despite flagging in polls, billionaire to pay $12M for ads in early voting states of New Hampshire, Iowa

(Newser) - Vivek Ramaswamy is in fourth place in the national polls as of Friday among presidential candidates vying for the GOP nomination, and it's a distant fourth, with an average of 5.2%—he trails former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (7.8%), Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (12.6%), and...

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