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Haley Pledges To Stay In Presidential Race Beyond South Carolina Primary

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Longshot Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley has pledged to stay in the two-horse Republican race with former President Donald Trump beyond Saturday's primary election in her home state of South Carolina - which Trump is tipped to win heavily.

  • Haley said today in a major speech in South Carolina: “On Sunday I’ll still be running for president. I’m not going anywhere... Dropping out would be the easy route.”
  • Haley said on Trump: “Of course, many of the same politicians who now publicly embrace Trump privately dread him. They know what a disaster he’s been and will continue to be for our party. They’re just too afraid to say it out loud.”
  • Haley indicated that she isn't staying in the race to petition for a role in a future Trump administration: "I feel no need to kiss the ring. I have no fear of Trump's retribution. I'm not looking for anything from him. My own political future is of zero concern."
  • Although Haley has virtually no chance of securing the nomination via the primary vote process, and is projected to lose every state, she is likely maintaining a presence in the race with an eye on the various legal challenges acting as spoiler to Trump's candidacy.
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Longshot Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley has pledged to stay in the two-horse Republican race with former President Donald Trump beyond Saturday's primary election in her home state of South Carolina - which Trump is tipped to win heavily.

  • Haley said today in a major speech in South Carolina: “On Sunday I’ll still be running for president. I’m not going anywhere... Dropping out would be the easy route.”
  • Haley said on Trump: “Of course, many of the same politicians who now publicly embrace Trump privately dread him. They know what a disaster he’s been and will continue to be for our party. They’re just too afraid to say it out loud.”
  • Haley indicated that she isn't staying in the race to petition for a role in a future Trump administration: "I feel no need to kiss the ring. I have no fear of Trump's retribution. I'm not looking for anything from him. My own political future is of zero concern."
  • Although Haley has virtually no chance of securing the nomination via the primary vote process, and is projected to lose every state, she is likely maintaining a presence in the race with an eye on the various legal challenges acting as spoiler to Trump's candidacy.