Nikki Haley to End Presidential Campaign After Super Tuesday Losses

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Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is set to end her presidential campaign on Wednesday after a series of losses on Super Tuesday, according to a source familiar with her plans.

The move comes after Haley managed to stop former President Donald Trump from achieving a clean sweep of victories during Super Tuesday.

Haley, who became Trump’s UN ambassador and the first prominent woman of color to seek the Republican nomination, was the last prominent Republican candidate standing opposite Trump. She will not immediately endorse Trump, and instead will call on the former president to try to gain the support of more moderate Republican and Independents voters who have been turned off by his controversial rhetoric and policies.

The former South Carolina governor will make an announcement in a 10 am speech from Charleston, S.C., where her campaign has been based for the last year. Haley won in Vermont, D.C., but could not sway enough party voters away from Trump.

Haley’s departure from the race will now focus solely on Trump’s likely rematch against President Joe Biden in the general election in November. Trump is on track to reach the necessary 1,215 delegates to clinch the Republican nomination later this month.