Trump’s Missouri Win Is More Bad News For Haley

Former President Donald Trump decisively won Missouri’s Republican presidential caucuses Saturday, defeating former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R), who may have a tough decision to make soon about her failing candidacy. But Haley says she will stay in the race at least through Super Tuesday on Mar. 5.

Trump won all 54 of Missouri’s Republican delegates to the Republican National Convention this year, which the state of Missouri allocates on a winner-take-most basis on the statewide and congressional district level. Unbowed by the string of defeats by Trump, Haley vowed to stay in the race until voters in 15 states head to the polls to vote on Super Tuesday.

The Missouri caucus system requires the party to award 11 delegates to candidates at the state level and five from each of the Show Me state’s eight congressional districts.

There are three more delegates — the chairman of the Missouri Republican Party and its national committeeman and committeewoman. These three delegates can support any candidate they desire regardless of how the rest of the caucus votes.

Trump has won every Republican state nominating contest so far in 2024, leaving a vanishing chance that the former governor and ambassador will be able to secure enough delegates to win the GOP nomination this year despite her persistence.

To secure the nomination, Trump must win at least 1,215 delegates to support him at the Republican convention. Meanwhile, he has pulled together 244 from his victories in the half-dozen primaries and caucuses Republicans have held this year.

“THANK YOU, MISSOURI! Together, WE are going to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!” Trump wrote in a Truth Social post on Saturday to thank Missouri’s Republican primary voters for another victory in the 2024 GOP primary.

“I think he relates to Missourians,” said state Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) — who is running for Missouri secretary of state this year. “He’s conservative and he can relate to what Missourians want. And that’s basically to keep a small, limited government – tax cuts, pro-life, pro-Second Amendment.”