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Nikki Haley suspended her presidential campaign on Wednesday morning, following the Super Tuesday primary results.

Haley, the former UN Ambassador and former Governor of South Carolina, delivered brief remarks to supporters in Charleston, SC. Haley said she was “filled with gratitude“, but that now was the time to end her White House bid.

Despite calls to drop out after losses in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, Haley vowed to remain in the race through Super Tuesday.

“I said I wanted Americans to have their voices heard; I have done that,” she said. “I have no regrets.”

Haley’s campaign was an historic one. She became the first woman and the first person of color ever to win a GOP presidential primary contest. Haley secured a victory in Vermont on Tuesday night after winning the Washington, DC primary over the weekend.

Haley has also received more votes than any other woman in a presidential nominating contest, garnering over 760,000 votes so far.

Haley stops short of endorsing Trump as she ends historic campaign

Haley’s exit from the race leaves Americans facing a repeat of the 2020 Presidential Election: Biden vs. Trump.

However, unlike her male opponents who dropped out long before her, Haley has so far refused to, as she said, “kiss the ring” by endorsing Trump.

In her concession speech Wednesday, Haley congratulated Trump and wished him well.

“I wish anyone well who would be America’s president,” she said. “Our country is too precious to let our differences divide us.”

“I have always been a conservative Republican, and always supported the Republican nominee,” she continued. But Haley stopped short of giving her endorsement to Trump. Instead, she took the opportunity to quote the UK’s first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher.

Haley said on the question of whether or not she will support Trump, “Margaret Thatcher provided some good advice when she said, quote: ‘never just follow the crowd. Always make up your own mind.'”

Nate Morris moved to the Tulsa area in 2012 and has committed himself to helping build a more equitable and just future for everyone who calls the city home. As a teacher, advocate, community organizer...

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