After throwing her support behind Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in the 2016 Republican presidential primary, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was forced to re-evaluate the field after Rubio suspended his campaign Tuesday night.
Looking at the remaining candidates vying for the GOP nomination, Haley said on Wednesday that she is now “privately fighting for” Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to win the primary election . . .
Nikki Haley backing Cruz: "The only thing I can say now is my hope and my prayer is that Sen. Cruz can come through this” via @MegKinnardAP:
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“Ask me when the time comes again,” she said. “But as of now, I strongly believe I will support the Republican nominee.”
At this point in the race, however, Haley said that her “hope and … prayer is that Sen. Cruz can come through this.”
Though Trump picked up key primary victories in Tuesday’s elections, Haley said she still believes he can be defeated. (Read more from “Right After Rubio Dropped out, Gov. Nikki Haley Reveals Who She’s Backing Now” HERE)