Biden-Harris campaign manager Julie Chávez Rodriguez told reporters that “the results from New Hampshire confirm that Donald Trump has completely shut down the GOP nomination and completed the takeover of the Republican Party by the election-denying anti-liberty MAGA movement.” press call.
The choice American voters will face in November is in focus, he said; voters will have to choose between Trump, who he says is “running a campaign of revenge and revenge that threatens American democracy,” and Biden and Harris, who are trying to “move the country forward and improve the lives of working people.”
“So we’re entering the general election phase of this campaign,” Chavez Rodriguez said. “While Joe Biden and Kamala Harris head into the general election with a winning message, unified party support and strong grassroots enthusiasm, Republicans are uniting behind an extreme and defeated leader.”
Quentin Fulks, Biden’s chief deputy campaign manager, said on the call that the primary election cycle so far has shown Trump is struggling to win the support of independent voters. Fulks said Trump and the Republicans “deployed tremendous resources” during the GOP primaries, while the Biden-Harris campaign “expanded our operation.”
The Biden campaign, he said, entered this election year with more cash more than any Democratic presidential candidate in history at this point in his cycle.
“We will spend every day until November 5 reminding voters of the clear choice they will face next November,” Fulks said. “It’s going to be a choice between a candidate who wakes up every day fighting to improve the lives of working people and runs to save our democracy, and a candidate who spends every day brooding, retaliating and retaliating.”
Campaign officials on the call say they are now available in all battleground states and plan to step up their efforts now that the GOP primary race is nearly over.
NBC News predicted Tuesday night that Trump is closing in on the Republican presidential nomination by defeating former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley in the New Hampshire primary. Former South Carolina Gov. Haley is the only candidate left in the primary against Trump after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended his campaign over the weekend.
As of Wednesday morning, Trump was leading Haley 54.4% to 43.3% in New Hampshire with 93% of the vote. Trump won the Iowa GOP caucuses last week.
Despite the loss, Haley pointed to it Tuesday night not ready to quit. The South Carolina GOP primary will be held on February 24. His campaign on Wednesday morning launched its second ad in his state, highlighting his record as governor.