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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...

Nikki Haley Wins Her First Primary Contest

She defeats Donald Trump in Washington, DC, as expected

(Newser) - Nikki Haley has won her first primary contest of the 2024 election, defeating Donald Trump in Washington, DC, the AP reports. The victory wasn't a surprise and isn't expected to have much of an effect on the GOP race, per the Washington Post . Still, her victory at least...

'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
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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:
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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...

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...

Michigan Supreme Court: Trump Stays on the Ballot

It declined to hear an appeal of a lower court's ruling

(Newser) - Michigan's Supreme Court did not go the way of Colorado's . On Wednesday it said it would not rule on whether former President Trump should be disqualified from the state's primary ballot under the 14th Amendment's Insurrection Clause. The court said in its order that it was...

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,...

Inside California Dems' Effort to Boot Trump From Ballot

Group asks state attorney general to expedite court ruling on former president's eligibility

(Newser) - Nine Democrats in California are seeking an expedited court ruling that could bar former President Donald Trump from the March 5 presidential primary ballot, claiming he's ineligible to resume office. The lawmakers—who echo conservative law scholars in arguing Trump may have violated Section 3 of the 14th Amendment,...

What to Know About Tonight's GOP Debate
The Biggest Questions
Tonight's Debate Will Answer
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The Biggest Questions Tonight's Debate Will Answer

Like who gets more eyeballs: the 8 on stage or Trump and Carlson?

(Newser) - Eight Republican candidates will take to the stage on Wednesday night in the first debate of the primary season—and former President Trump won't be among them. He's skipping the Fox News-hosted debate in Milwaukee as well as the next, which is slated for Sept. 27. Here's...

Burgum Got to Milwaukee for Debate, Ended Up in ER

It's unclear if the presidential candidate will be able to stand at the debate

(Newser) - North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum's arrival in Wisconsin for Wednesday night's GOP debate hasn't gone as expected. The presidential candidate ended up in a Milwaukee ER last night after injuring himself while playing basketball with staffers, a source tells CNN . Per the source, it's not clear...

Trump Has Landslide Numbers in Latest Primary Poll

Former president at 62% to DeSantis' 16% in new CBS poll

(Newser) - When former President Trump confirmed on Sunday that he would be skipping this week's Republican debate, he cited a new CBS News poll reaffirming that he has a big lead in the race. Trump was not exaggerating the point. His lead over the Republican challengers has only grown as...

Trump: Why Should I Bother Debating GOP Rivals?

Former president suggests he won't take part in primary matchups due to 'hostile networks'

(Newser) - If you're eager to see how GOP presidential candidates will fare in primary debates against the current frontrunner , you may have a long wait. That frontrunner, former President Trump, suggested Tuesday that going head-to-head with his Republican rivals might not be in the cards. "I see that everybody...

On Primary Eve, Different Outlooks for Cheney, Murkowski

Both GOPers have been strong Trump critics, but Murkowski's prospects look better than Cheney's

(Newser) - They hail from their states' most prominent Republican families. They've been among the GOP's sharpest critics of former President Trump. And after the Jan. 6 insurrection, they supported his impeachment. But for all their similarities, the political fortunes of US Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and US Rep....

McCarthy Endorses Cheney's Opponent
McCarthy Endorses
Cheney's Opponent

McCarthy Endorses Cheney's Opponent

Along with Trump, GOP House leader backs Harriet Hageman

(Newser) - House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday joined former President Donald Trump in endorsing Rep. Liz Cheney's opponent in upcoming Wyoming GOP primary. McCarthy is the biggest House name so far to back Harriet Hageman, the Hill reports. Party leaders have censured Cheney , and Trump has attacked her, for...

Cheney's Anti-Trump Vote Isn't Hurting Her Fundraising

She and other GOP lawmakers who voted for impeachment did well in first quarter

(Newser) - Republicans who voted to impeach former President Trump seem to be having no trouble raising campaign funds. Second-quarter donations to the 10 House members who bucked their party after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot have them all outpacing their challengers and "flush with cash," per the Hill reports....

Virginia Republicans Knock Out Congressman Backed by Trump

Denver Riggleman, who led same-sex wedding, loses nomination to Bob Good

(Newser) - Voting in a drive-through convention in a church parking lot, Virginia's Fifth District Republicans awarded their nomination to Bob Good, a challenger to Rep. Denver Riggleman. Good took 58% of the more than 2,500 votes cast, while Riggleman collected 42%, WRC reports. The incumbent, who's in his...

GOP Candidate's Diploma Looks All Wrong: School

Melissa Howard may be in hot water

(Newser) - A Florida GOP candidate appears to be in trouble after producing a university diploma that doesn't look quite right, the Herald-Tribune reports. Melissa Howard, running in the state House District 73 primary, showed reporters a bachelor's diploma from Miami University in Ohio after Florida News Online claimed she...

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