Former President Donald Trump took aim at Nikki Haley during a speech in New Hampshire on Wednesday, peppering her stump speech with attacks on the former UN ambassador.
Trump said Haley would lose the House and Senate to Republicans if he becomes the GOP nominee, telling the crowd: “A vote for Nikki Haley this Tuesday is a vote for Joe Biden and a Democratic Congress, because it will be. But if he wins, Biden will win,” NBC’s Jake Traylor reports.
Haley responded as Trump’s speech continued. Place in X, “Trump Confused About His Record. Republicans lost the House, Senate and White House under Trump. I crushed Biden by double digits, and Trump barely squeaks by Biden on a good day,” says NBC’s Sarah Dean.
But Haley and Trump have yet to face each other on the campaign trail, with Trump refusing to participate in any debates. After the Iowa caucuses, Haley also refused to attend unless Trump was on stage. He called on CNN to cancel the debateIt was scheduled for Sunday.
Haley, meanwhile, has kept a relatively light schedule in the Granite State and doesn’t take questions from voters at her events. Some of them New Hampshire Republicans suggested these strategies could “destroy” his campaign, write NBC’s Jonathan Allen, Henry J. Gomez and Allan Smith. A spokesman for Haley dismissed suggestions she was inactive as “complete and utter nonsense”.
In other campaign news…
Veepstakes: Trump and some of his allies have The New York GOP is eyeing Rep. Elise Stefanik as a potential vice presidential pickCNBC’s Brian Schwartz and NBC’s Katherine Doyle and Scott Wong report.
Personnel changes: Never Back Down, a super PAC supporting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, laid off employees on Wednesday, including Nevada, New York Times. DeSantis’ own campaign, meanwhile moving most of its employees to South CarolinaNBC’s Alec Hernandez reports.
Biden’s money: President Joe Biden announced his campaign on Wednesday He collected 1.6 million dollars 24 hours after Trump won the Iowa caucuses. So has Biden’s campaign It aired in South Carolinaspent $149,000 on ad buys before February 3, per AdImpact.
I’m sorry, I’m so sorry: White House Chief of Staff Jeff Zients called former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday. Apologize for the Democratic National Committee blow According to NBC’s Peter Nicholas, in response to Hutchinson’s announcement that he was dropping his presidential bid.
Abortion policy: NBC’s Julie Tsirkin and Kate Santaliz report national details Democrats’ “comprehensive reproductive freedom campaign” after successful abortion rights efforts at the state level.
He runs away: Nella Domenici, former hedge fund executive and daughter of former New Mexico GOP Sen. Pete Domenici, On Wednesday, he announced his candidacy for the Senate against Democratic Sen. Martin Heinrich.
He returned: Former Democratic Representative Dennis Kucinich, who unsuccessfully ran for the presidency, He filed papers to run for Congress on Wednesday Independent against Rep. Max Miller, R-Ohio, Cleveland.com reports.
Mace Race: Former chief of staff to South Carolina GOP Rep. Nancy Mays he thinks about going against him This year, Politico reports.
Duel Ads: Democrats and Republicans aired new attack ads on television In New York’s 3rd District on Wednesday, Republican Mazie Melesa Philip and Democrat Tom Suozzi are vying to replace ousted GOP Rep. George Santos in next month’s special election.