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Byron Donalds spells doom for Haley campaign if she underperforms in New Hampshire: It’s her ‘holy grail’

Florida Republican Rep. Byron Donald speculated that a poor performance in New Hampshire could spell the end for Nikki Haley.

“She's trying to do a good job. That's why they're not giving out any information about how Iowa is going to be. They're really focused on New Hampshire. They're trying to do a good job with Donald Trump in New Hampshire. “I'd love to even give her a chance to go head-to-head with Donald Trump. I don't think that's going to happen,” he told Fox News' Maria Bartiromo on this week's “Sunday Morning Futures.” Told.

The Florida Republican called Haley the Granite State's “holy grail” and hinted that she was looking beyond Iowa as the race for the Republican nomination heats up.

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Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley speaks at a campaign event at the Olympic Theater in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on January 11. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The former U.N. ambassador and former South Carolina governor has soared in the polls in recent weeks, putting him in a tight race with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in a constant battle for second and third place. There is.

But Donald speculated that if Haley doesn't come within 10 points of the former president in New Hampshire, “this issue is over.”

Polls show both Haley and DeSantis trailing former President Donald Trump by a wide margin. Meanwhile, the Iowa caucuses are scheduled to be held this week, and Trump holds the largest lead of any Iowa Republican in Des Moines' history.

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Congressman Byron Donald is supporting former President Donald Trump in the 2024 Republican primary. (Elizabeth Elkind/Fox News Digital)

“The pressure in Iowa is not on President Trump. It's on the other three candidates,” Donald told Bartiromo, also referring to entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.

“Can they show the ability and real results to get close to Donald Trump? Because if they can't do that, this is going to be a game set. In my view, Donald Trump “Trump will win New Hampshire. He will. If he wins South Carolina decisively, all he has to do is run away and win all the nominations.”

Following the Iowa caucuses, the New Hampshire primary is scheduled to be held on January 23rd, followed by the Nevada caucuses on February 6th and the South Carolina primary on February 24th. be exposed.

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Haley is currently trailing in the Palmetto State, but has criticized the DeSantis campaign for heading to the state before New Hampshire.

“We're going to take this one step at a time. We played hard at Iowa. We're going to play hard at New Hampshire. We're going to play hard at South Carolina. We're going to move forward. We're going to continue. We're not going to have to jump state to state,” Haley said in an interview on Fox News Digital.

“We’re going to be in every game and make sure we fight to get every vote.”

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