Updated Mar 6, 2024 - Politics & Policy

Nikki Haley avoids Trump sweep on Super Tuesday

Nikki Haley speaks at a campaign rally on March 4 in Fort Worth, Texas. Photo: Emil Lippe/Getty Images

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley won Vermont's Republican primary, AP projects, in a contest that was widely seen as her best shot at victory on Tuesday given the state's moderate voter base.

Why it matters: Trump has dominated a majority of Super Tuesday states, but Haley's Vermont win prevents the crushing prospect of losing all 15 Republican primary contests.

The big picture: It's Haley's second win of the GOP primary following her victory in Washington, D.C., while Trump has dominated every other early primary.

What they're saying: "We're honored to have received the support of millions of Americans across the country today, including in Vermont where Nikki became the first Republican woman to win two presidential primary contests," Haley national spokesperson Olivia Perez-Cubas said in a statement.

Reality check: Vermont has 17 GOP delegates up for grabs, compared to the more than 850 at stake on Super Tuesday.

Data: Associated Press; Chart: Axios Visuals
Data: Associated Press; Chart: Axios Visuals

Editor's note: This article has been updated with comment from Haley national spokesperson Olivia Perez-Cubas.

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