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Nikki Haley projected winner of DC Swamp Republican primary

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Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) was the projected winner of the Republican primary election in Washington, D.C., on Sunday evening.

Haley, a lobbyist favorite, beat former President Donald Trump of “America First” by nearly 30 points with Republican voters in the nation’s capital – known more colloquially as “the swamp “. Polls closed at 7 p.m. and the Associated Press (AP) called the race around 8:30 p.m., with Haley ahead 63 percent to 33 percent.

Breaking down, nearly 1,300 voters cast ballots for Haley and nearly 680 for former President Trump.

Haley has lost every other Republican primary so far, including in her home state of South Carolina. Haley notably spent more than $76 million trying to defeat Trump in four primary states: Michigan, South Carolina, New Hampshire and Iowa.

Haley is the latest Republican challenger to remain in the race despite a half-dozen Trump victories in early-voting states. Haley told NBC Meet the press On Sunday, she plans to stay in the race “as long as we’re competitive.”

“I always said it had to be competitive. As long as we are competitive, as long as we show that there is a place for us, I will continue to fight. That’s always been the case,” she said.

“If people want to see me progress, they will show it. They will show it in their votes. They will show it in their donations. They will show it by wanting us to continue moving forward,” she added.

Katherine Hamilton is a politics reporter for Breitbart News. You can follow her on @thekat_hamilton.



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