Nikki Haley Set to Withdraw from Republican Primary this Wednesday

According to multiple sources, Nikki Haley, former Governor of South Carolina, is expected to withdraw from the Republican presidential primary race on Wednesday, thereby paving the way for former President Donald Trump to secure the GOP nomination. Trump’s resurgence is being hailed as one of the most remarkable political comebacks in history.

“This has been a day that we’ve been waiting for. I want to thank my family for being here. It’s a great family. I have a great family,” Trump told his supporters Tuesday at Mar-a-Lago.

“This was an amazing night,” he added.

Haley refrained from making public statements following her limited success on Super Tuesday, where she only secured a victory in Vermont, while Trump dominated by winning 14 out of 15 primaries.

Voters perceive Haley as the establishment candidate in the race, with an overwhelming 85% of her supporters in North Carolina approving of President Joe Biden, according to a CNN exit poll on Super Tuesday.

Throughout her campaign, Haley expended over $114 million in efforts to challenge Trump, as indicated by the latest Federal Election Commission (FEC) report dated February 2. Despite this expenditure, she only managed to win in Vermont and Washington, D.C.

A significant portion—more than 75%—of the funds raised for her campaign originated from large donors, according to data from Open Secrets. Notably, Haley did not contribute any personal funds to her campaign but accepted donations from Democrats, including the billionaire Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn.

“Today, in state after state, there remains a large block of Republican primary voters who are expressing deep concerns about Donald Trump,” Haley spokesperson Olivia Perez-Cubas said in a statement. “That is not the unity our party needs for success. Addressing those voters’ concerns will make the Republican Party and America better.”