Chris Christie’s exit from GOP race lifts Nikki Haley’s White House chances

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie‘s surprise presidential campaign suspension on Wednesday was a much-needed boon to former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley‘s campaign as she battles Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) for second place in the primary.

Christie’s exit comes just five days before the Jan. 15 Iowa caucuses and 13 days before the Jan. 23 New Hampshire primary, where he and Haley had been battling for second place. But his exit gives Haley the opportunity to coalesce more voters who are put off by former President Donald Trump.

Whereas DeSantis has staked his campaign on performing well during the Iowa caucuses, Haley has campaigned hard in New Hampshire in a bid to thwart the former president from securing the GOP nomination.

Still, in recent polling, Trump has dominated his rivals, with a Read more…

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