Nikki Haley tamps down expectations for beating Trump in New Hampshire primary

AMHERST, New Hampshire — Four days before the critical New Hampshire primary, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is lowering expectations for how well she will do in the battle against her onetime boss, former President Donald Trump.

For months, Haley had signaled New Hampshire was the early nominating state that would boost her campaign into South Carolina’s Feb. 24 primary.

But after a disappointing third-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, Haley and key allies such as Gov. Chris Sununu (R-NH) are lowering expectations for next Tuesday.

At a get-out-the-vote event at Mary Ann’s Diner in Amherst, New Hampshire, on Friday, Haley now has a more tempered tune.

“I said I wanted to be strong in Iowa. I feel like we did that. We started at 2%, we ended with 20%. I was happy
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