Trump wants to win in a hurry as Haley seeks prolonged race

Former President Donald Trump wants to wrap up the 2024 Republican presidential nomination quickly, while former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley hopes to keep the primary campaign going as long as she can.

With a month between New Hampshire and the next competitive primary in South Carolina, that basic dynamic will motivate much of what the candidates and their supporters do.

That’s why forces loyal to Trump on the Republican National Committee moved Thursday to declare him the presumptive nominee for the third consecutive election. The former president himself disavowed the effort but is also threatening to freeze out Haley donors.

The RNC withdrew the proposal shortly after Trump opposed it.

Haley supporters will meanwhile clamor for debates, insinuating each attempt by Trump loyalists to declare the race over before most states have voted is
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