Haley vows to stay in race following 'embarrassing' Nevada defeat
Nikki Haley will continue her presidential campaign despite a significant loss in the Nevada primary, where she received only 31% against the option "none of these candidates," which garnered 63%.
Although no delegates were at stake, Trump is expected to secure all of Nevada's 26 delegates in an upcoming caucus. Haley’s team had not focused on Nevada, with campaign manager Betsy Ankney previously stating they had not invested in the state.
Haley remains committed to competing, particularly in her home state of South Carolina where she was governor, despite trailing Trump in the polls.
Haley's spokesperson, Olivia Perez-Cubas, suggested the Nevada primary was set up in Trump's favor. Haley told supporters in California that she was prepared for a tough campaign ahead.
Despite the setback, Haley's PAC raised $800,000 in California, indicating support continues. Meanwhile, Trump seeks to eliminate Haley's challenge and face Biden in the general election.
Nevada law will technically declare Haley the winner due to her being the only named candidate, despite many voters choosing "none." On a broader scale, Trump faces various legal challenges but remains a central figure in the Republican Party.
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to consider an argument about Trump's eligibility to appear on Colorado's ballot after the January 6 Capitol attack.