Former President Donald Trump leapt closer to the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday, defeating his lone remaining rival, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley, in New Hampshire’s primary, NBC News projects.
In doing so, he put one of the final pieces in place for a long-anticipated rematch with President Joe Biden in November.
The victory made the former president the first non-incumbent to win both the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary. No Republican has won both and failed to take the party’s nomination.