Nikki Haley gets first 2024 win in the Washington, D.C., GOP primary

April 19, 2024

Nikki Haley won her first GOP presidential nominating contest Sunday, notching a victory in the Washington, D.C., primary, NBC News projects — a win her campaign hopes will spark some momentum ahead of next week’s Super Tuesday contests. Haley took 63% of the GOP primary vote to 33% for Trump. “It could be anywhere between 2,000 and 6,000 voters,” Washington GOP chair Patrick Mara predicted in an interview last week. He said Trump’s dominance in early primary states and the perception that the Republican nominating process also affected low turnout. “The average Washington Republican is politically astute and more media-savvy.