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Ramaswamy: We’ll ‘overperform expectations’ in Iowa and New Hampshire

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy said in an interview that he will “perform better than expected” in next month’s Iowa and New Hampshire primaries.

During an appearance on NewsNation’s The Hill, Ramaswamy told host Blake Berman that he believed he had a good chance of winning the Iowa, Nevada and New Hampshire primaries. .

Ramaswamy said he plans to complete a “Full Grasshopper” trip to all 99 Iowa counties twice in the first week of January, and has already gathered supporters to caucus for the first time in the state. he pointed out.

“Many of the people who are coming to the caucuses to support us are first-time caucus attendees. That means we’re going to beat the polls. There’s going to be a surprise on January 15th. I think so,” Ramaswamy told Burman.

When Burman asked if Ramaswamy wanted to outperform expectations in those states, the entrepreneur-turned-presidential candidate reiterated his earlier statements.

“To be clear, I think we can outperform expectations in both Iowa and New Hampshire, and then I think we have a chance to win Nevada,” Ramaswamy said. Ta. He noted that South Carolina’s primary will be more difficult than other states.

“But remember, Nevada comes before South Carolina, and then you end up in the Midwest, Michigan, etc.,” Ramaswamy added. “I think we can get along really well.”

Ramaswamy’s comments come after fellow presidential candidate Ron DeSantis said over the weekend that he was confident of winning the Iowa caucuses despite trailing former President Trump in state polls. This was done in response to this.

“Well, we’re going to win the caucuses. We’re doing everything it takes to do that. We’re going to continue to increase our support,” DeSantis said on Sunday’s episode of NBC’s “Meet.” He told The Press moderator Kristen Welker.

Ramaswamy and DeSantis are also two of the four candidates who have qualified to participate in the fourth Republican presidential primary debate in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on Wednesday night. Hosted by The Hill’s sister news organization NewsNation, it will be hosted by Elizabeth Vargas and Megyn Kelly.Click here to watch the discussion here You can find NewsNation on the cable market and find information on how to stream the debate.

Trump, the current front-runner in the Republican presidential race, has already indicated he will not attend Wednesday’s debate and will instead attend a Fox News town hall hosted by Sean Hannity on Tuesday night. I plan to participate.

NewsNation’s The Hill show airs Monday through Friday at 5pm EST. NewsNation is a cable news channel launched in 2021 by Nexstar Media Group, which owns and operates dozens of local television stations across the country and acquired The Hill in fall 2021.

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