The Washington Examiner’s Sarah Bedford said GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley’s third-place finish in the Iowa caucuses shows that significant ad spending and the backing of major donors do not necessarily bring results.
Former President Donald Trump beat out both Haley and Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) with 51% of the vote in Iowa on Monday despite spending about half the amount of money in ads of that of his opponents. Haley spent more than $36 million in ads in Iowa, while DeSantis spent nearly $35 million, and Trump spent just over $18 million.
“Spending like that from Nikki Haley raises the expectations that she will perform, perhaps better than what we’ve seen so far,” Bedford told Your World with Neil Cavuto. “She is the best-funded candidate. She certainly has had the most media buzz around her. The