After bruising loss in South Carolina, Nikki Haley prepares for Michigan primary

Former Governor Nikki Haley may have lost in South Carolina's Republican primary, but it won't be the last time we see her.

The former U.N. ambassador will move on from her loss in Saturday's primary and begin stumping for the next race. In this case, that's Michigan's Republican primary just a few days away on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

Michigan will mark the first time both parties' primaries fall on the same date in a month, which could offer a peek of what is to come in November as President Joe Biden and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump converge on the state.

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Biden's reelection campaign has increased its presence in the swing state in recent weeks. However, new polling shows he is trailing former President Donald Trump, 45% to 41%, with 14% undecided.

Nikki Haley is to stick around at least through Super Tuesday

Haley has pledged to stay in the race through Super Tuesday, March 5, when an avalanche of delegates will be awarded from voting across 15 states and the territory of American Samoa. Along with acting as a litmus test for Haley’s ability to round up support in her home state, South Carolina’s primary will set the stage going into Super Tuesday and provide a burst of momentum to the winning campaign.

The states holding primary elections on March 5 include Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Virginia.

Former president Donald Trump is expected to grab the GOP nomination once again this year after amassing big wins in previous primaries and caucuses in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada.

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Kathryn Palmer is the California 2024 Elections Fellow for USA TODAY. Reach her at and follow her on X @KathrynPlmr.

This article originally appeared on Palm Springs Desert Sun: Michigan primaries: What to know after South Carolina