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Nikki Haley Trails Donald Trump In South Carolina Primary

FILE PHOTO: Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley campaigns in South Carolina

The South Carolina primary is proving to be a significant challenge for the former governor, who is trailing the former president by a considerable margin. With just two days left before the primary, the former governor is working hard to close the gap. Her campaign has been focusing on criticizing the former president's financials, pointing out that his leadership PAC spent nearly $3 million on legal fees last month alone. Additionally, a News analysis revealed that $50 million in donor funds were spent on Trump's legal defense last year.

Despite the financial scrutiny, the former president remains ahead in the polls, with a lead of 26 to 33 percentage points over his opponent in South Carolina. He recently made a brief stop in the state to participate in a town hall event and is scheduled to return for a rally on Friday. His daughter-in-law, who has been campaigning on his behalf, was recently endorsed by him for the Republican National Committee co-chair position.

On the campaign trail, the former governor has been critical of her opponent's attempts to influence the RNC, accusing him of treating it like a 'piggy bank.' Both candidates are emphasizing their ability to defeat President Biden in the general election in November.

Focus on criticizing former president's financials.
Former governor trailing former president in South Carolina primary.
Former president leads by 26 to 33 percentage points in polls.

In response to the financial focus of the campaigns, the Biden Harris campaign released a statement pointing out that the former president raised less money than the former governor in January. The statement highlighted the challenges faced by the former president, both in terms of fundraising and public opinion.

An interesting development related to the RNC is the recent $45,000 donation from the Teamsters Labor Union, marking the first significant contribution of its kind in years. This donation adds a new dimension to the financial landscape of the RNC and could have implications for the upcoming election.

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