CONCORD, New Hampshire — Gov. Chris Sununu‘s (R-NH) decision to put his political muscle behind former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley was no match for former President Donald Trump, who cruised to victory in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night.
The Associated Press called the race for Trump just moments after polls began to close at 8 p.m. Trump eventually bested Haley, 54% to 43%, with 97% of the vote counted.
But on Wednesday morning, Sununu, following Haley’s lead, rejected calls from GOP leaders, including Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, for the former ambassador to exit the race.
“The head of the Republican Party saying we don’t want to hear from all the other Republicans in the nation because it’s getting too close, that’s nonsense,” Sununu pushed back