CityWatch: The real winner on primary night was… Nikki Haley | Columbia Opinion


While Nancy Mace triumphed at the ballot box in the recent Republican primary for the S.C. 1st Congressional District seat, I think the real winner that night was Nikki Haley.

The former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador made a mark for herself in the hotly contested race by taking on former president Donald Trump in the candidate endorsement battle. And beating him.

While Trump threw his political weight behind Katie Arrington, Haley went all in for Mace. She did TV spots for the congresswoman, campaigned with her, raised money for her and even voted for her, as Haley and her family now live in the 1st District on Kiawah Island.

In the end it wasn’t all that close with Mace winning by eight points. No doubt The Donald was…

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