Nikki Haley gains endorsements from GOP Sens. Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski

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Nikki Haley received endorsements Friday from two of the most moderate Republican senators, Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).

Collins, who had previously voted to convict then-President Trump after he was acquitted in his impeachment trial, revealed on Friday that she had voted for Haley in this week’s Maine primary. , called Haley “extremely qualified.”

“She has the energy, intelligence and temperament necessary to lead our country through these turbulent times,” she said, according to the Bangor Daily News.

On Friday, Murkowski also endorsed the former South Carolina governor, saying he was “proud” to support her.

Haley slams Trump for Senate loss, urges Republicans to court Trump

Nikki Haley insists she will remain in the Republican presidential race. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Collins and Murkowski are the only senators backing Haley, while the rest of the party has rallied behind Trump, including Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, Haley’s home state.

“We need a president who sees Americans as one American family,” Scott said in January. “That’s why I came to the very warm state of New Hampshire to support the next president of the United States, President Donald Trump. ” he said.

Lisa Murkowski talks to Susan Collins

Sens. Susan Collins (left) and Lisa Murkowski both support Nikki Haley. (Anna Rose Leyden/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Haley has yet to win a primary or caucus, most recently losing 39% to Trump’s 59% in South Carolina.

DC primary is Haley’s best chance to beat Trump

Still, the 52-year-old has refused to drop out of the race, insisting the Republican Party needs another option other than Trump.

Donald Trump, Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley has lost every state to former President Trump. (Getty Images)

He claimed last week that Trump cannot defeat President Biden in the general election.


“Donald Trump is not going to win the general election,” he told CNN last Friday. “If you want him to win the primary, you can make him win any candidate, but he’s not going to win the general election.” ” he said. “The United States will have a female president. It’s either me or Kamala Harris. But if Donald Trump is the candidate, mark my words. He won’t win the general election. Probably not.”



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