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Super Tuesday: Three takeaways from marquee primary night that opened the 2024 show

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Washington Examiner, March 2024

Former President Donald Trump dominated the Super Tuesday Republican primary contests, now only a handful of delegates away from becoming the 2024 GOP nominee.

“Nov. 5 is going to go down as the single most important day in the history of our country,” Trump said during his election night watch party at his Mar-a-Lago private resort in Florida. But Super Tuesday added other critical contours to the political landscape before November’s general election, not only for the White House but for Congress and other crucial down-ballot races.

Here are the Washington Examiner’s top three takeaways from Super Tuesday 2024:

President Joe Biden and Trump performed reasonably well on Super Tuesday, though they lost American Samoa and Vermont, respectively. Despite the former president remaining short of the 1,215 delegates required for the Republican nomination, his one-time U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, does not appear to have a path forward with the GOP, pending some legal problem for her old boss.

“This will just be a confirmation that Biden and Trump are closing in on becoming ‘presumptive’ nominees,” Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics, told the Washington Examiner. Virginia was a Super Tuesday state.

But regardless of the naysayers, Haley, who is poised to suspend her campaign Wednesday morning, is, at least reportedly, not ready to endorse. Instead, she commemorated her win in Vermont. Her only victory prior had been in Washington, D.C., last weekend.

Read more at the Washington Examiner.

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