Trump wins New Hampshire primary as rematch with Biden appears increasingly likely


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump easily won New Hampshire's primary on Tuesday, seizing command of the race for the Republican nomination and making a November rematch against President Joe Biden feel all the more inevitable.

The result was a setback for former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who had invested significant time and financial resources in a state famous for its independent streak. She's the last major Republican challenger after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ended his presidential bid over the weekend.

Haley vowed to continue her campaign.

“This race is far from over," she said. "There are dozens of states left to go.”

Trump, meanwhile, can now boast of being the first Republican presidential candidate to win open races in Iowa and New Hampshire since both states began leading the election calendar in 1976, a striking sign of how rapidly Republicans have rallied to make him their nominee for the third consecutive time.