Nikki Haley Secures First Primary Victory In Washington, D.C.

Nikki Haley Campaigns In Portland, Maine

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Nikki Haley became the first woman to win a Republican presidential primary or caucus after her victory in the Washington, D.C., primary on Sunday (March 3). It is Haley's first victory against former President Donald Trump.

"It's not surprising that Republicans closest to Washington dysfunction are rejecting Donald Trump and all his chaos," Haley spokesperson Olivia Perez-Cubas said in a statement after the historic victory.

While Haley's win prevents Trump from entering Super Tuesday undefeated, she still has a long way to go if she wants to claim the nomination. Trump currently has 247 delegates, while she has 43.

A candidate needs 1,215 delegates to claim the nomination.

Twenty-nine delegates will be up for grabs in the North Dakota caucuses on Monday. On Tuesday, voters in 15 states will head to the polls with 854 delegates at stake.

Trump's campaign shrugged off the results and took a shot at Haley's support in the nation's capital.

"Tonight's results in Washington D.C. reaffirm the object of President Trump's campaign — he will drain the swamp and put America first," Trump press secretary Karoline Leavitt said. "The swamp has claimed their queen."

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