Nikki Haley suspends presidential campaign

By Tara Nguyen

Nikki Haley suspended her campaign after Super Tuesday on Wednesday, leaving Donald Trump to be the only major candidate for the Republican nomination.

“At its best, politics is about bringing people into your cause, not turning them away. And our conservative cause badly needs more people,” she said. Haley announced her suspension in a speech in Charleston, South Carolina. Instead of endorsing Trump, she challenged him to gain the support of her more moderate and independent constituents instead of isolating them. 

From the start of Haley’s campaign, she has been trying to convince the GOP that embracing Trump would be too chaotic and unrealistic when it comes down to the general election against President Joe Biden. 

Her defeat is a huge blow to her voters and donors, who oppose Trump and his politics. She also made it clear that she would not want to serve as Trump’s vice president, leaving the race with at least her image and message intact potentially for the next presidential election.