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Trump Triumphs in New Hampshire: A Historic Milestone for 2024 GOP Race

by Richard A Reagan

Former President Donald Trump has clinched a historic victory in the New Hampshire primary, reinforcing his dominance in the early stages of the 2024 presidential race. [Source]

Trump achieved this remarkable win with more than 50% of the vote in both Iowa and New Hampshire, without participating in a single debate, and in the face of formidable support for his opponents from two incumbent governors.

The outcome in New Hampshire cements Trump’s position as the leading Republican figure heading into the next phase of the primary season.

Nikki Haley, Trump’s main competitor and former U.N. Ambassador, despite her efforts, trailed significantly in the polls.

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel commented on Haley’s loss. “Looking at the math and the path going forward, I don’t see it for Nikki Haley. I think she’s run a great campaign, but I do think there is a message that’s coming out from the voters which is very clear: We need to unite around our eventual nominee, which is going to be Donald Trump, and we need to make sure we beat Joe Biden.” [Source]

Haley’s performance, particularly her appeal to independent and unaffiliated voters, some of whom lean Democrat, was notable yet did not significantly challenge Trump’s position.

This voter demographic was partly influenced by President Joe Biden’s absence from the New Hampshire ballot, leading to a strategic crossover in votes intended to strengthen Haley’s numbers against Trump.

Despite her defeat, Haley remained determined, addressing her supporters: “New Hampshire is first in the nation. It is not the last in the nation. This race is far from over.” Her campaign, showcasing resilience, announced plans for a $4 million ad campaign in South Carolina, signaling a continued fight for the nomination.

Trump’s victory in New Hampshire was not just a political statement but also a demonstration of his continued influence within the Republican Party.

“Our House Republican leaders and a majority of Republican Senators support his reelection, and Republican voters in Iowa and New Hampshire have strongly backed him at the polls. It’s now past time for the Republican Party to unite around President Trump,” stated House Speaker Mike Johnson.

The former president himself, in an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital, expressed his views on the unity of the Republican Party and his focus on the general election. “The party is very united except for her,” he said, referring to Haley. Trump also expressed his intention to direct resources towards the general election, stressing the strategic importance of party unity.

The New Hampshire primaries also highlighted key voter concerns, with immigration topping the list at 41% and the economy following at 31%. These issues, along with the significant voter turnout, are shaping the narrative of the 2024 race.

With the Nevada caucus and the South Carolina primary on the horizon, the Republican race is poised to enter its next critical phase, with Trump leading the charge.

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