Headline RoundupMarch 4th, 2024

Nikki Haley Notches First GOP Primary Win in Washington D.C.

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley defeated former President Donald Trump in the Washington D.C., GOP primary on Sunday.

The Details: Haley received 62.8% of the vote, while Trump received around 33.3%. The result marks Haley’s first victory in the GOP primary and awards her with 19 delegates. Still, Trump currently leads the longshot candidate 244 to 43. Haley has also become the first woman to ever win a Republican primary.

For Context: Washington D.C. is heavily Democratic territory, and Haley appears to be a more popular candidate than Trump among Democrats. A recent study from Associated Press (Lean Left bias) showed her to be more popular with self-described moderate Republicans as well. Over the weekend, Trump handily swept the Missouri, Idaho, and Michigan caucuses, winning all the available delegates. Tuesday is Super Tuesday, the biggest voting day of the primary election cycle.

Key Quotes: Haley wrote on X, “Republicans closest to Washington’s dysfunction know that Donald Trump has brought nothing but chaos and division for the past 8 years.” Trump wrote on Truth Social, “I purposely stayed away from the D.C. Vote because it is the ‘Swamp,’ with very few delegates, and no upside. Birdbrain spent all of her time, money and effort there.”

How The Media Covered It: Associated Press referenced its own poll, but did not link to it. It also included the context that D.C. is largely Democratic territory. Forbes (Center bias) linked directly to both candidates posts.

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