Donald Trump looks to embarrass Nikki Haley in home state Primary
Former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center, Iowa, Friday, Jan. 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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Former President Donald Trump is looking to win his fourth straight primary state on Saturday over Nikki Haley in South Carolina, aiming to hand a home-state embarrassment to his last remaining major rival for the Republican nomination.

Trump went into the primary with a huge polling lead and the backing of the state’s top Republicans, including Sen. Tim Scott, a former rival in the race. Haley, who served as U.N. ambassador under Trump, has spent weeks crisscrossing the state that twice elected her governor warning that the dominant front-runner, who is 77 and faces four indictments, is too old and distracted to be president again.

In all but one primary since 1980, the Republican winner in South Carolina has gone on to be the party’s nominee. But Haley has repeatedly vowed to carry on if she loses her home state, even as Trump positions himself for a likely general election rematch against President Joe Biden.

In any other campaign cycle, a home state loss might be detrimental to a campaign. In 2016, Sen. Marco Rubio dropped out shortly after losing Florida in a blowout to Trump, after his campaign argued the political winds would shift in his favor once the campaign moved to his home state.

And Haley’s campaign can’t name a state in which they feel she will be victorious over Trump.

But in a speech this week in Greenville, Haley said she would stay in the campaign “until the last person votes,” arguing that those whose contests come after the early primaries and caucuses deserved the right to have a choice between candidates.

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Published with permission of the Associated Press.

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9 comments

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    February 24, 2024 at 3:05 pm

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      February 26, 2024 at 7:54 am

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  • Dont Say FLA

    February 24, 2024 at 5:08 pm

    Wait, Trump understands about embarrassment?

    I guess he realizes it exists. It’s just not for him to feel.

    That said, if anybody in SC should be embarrassed, it’s Tim Scott.

    • Florida Man

      February 24, 2024 at 7:14 pm

      Why Scott and not Hailey?

      • Dont Say FLA

        February 24, 2024 at 8:15 pm

        Because Tim Scott converted directly into the Trump sycophant club, whereas Haley has done the exact opposite of that which is what all G0Ps should have been doing for the last 6 years.

  • Phil Morton

    February 24, 2024 at 11:27 pm

    If Trump gets 59% of the Republican vote in the General Election, he’s going to lose much worse than he did in 2020.

    • Dont Say FLA

      February 26, 2024 at 7:53 am

      Trumpy sees his percentage support among G0P voters rising higher by the day but doesn’t realize it’s because he keep driving more and more GOPs out of the now-former GOP, more and more by the day,

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