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Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley Welcomes Trump to Michigan with Gift

February 17, 2024

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Nikki Haley for President campaign will welcome Donald Trump to Michigan this afternoon with a reminder that he failed to live up to one of his biggest campaign promises: "We're going to win so much, you may even get tired of winning."

A mobile billboard will travel near Trump's rally today, playing a video highlighting Trump's promise and his many, many, many losses.

Under Trump, Republicans lost nationwide in 2018, 2020, and 2022, but they also lost winnable races in Michigan.

  • In 2018, Republicans lost Michigan's 8th and 11th Congressional Districts—both lean Republican seats—and the governor's race.

  • In 2020, Trump lost Michigan, and Republicans lost the Senate race by 1.7 points.

  • In 2022, the Trump-endorsed Republican lost Michigan's 3rd Congressional District after he beat the incumbent Republican in the primary. They also failed to defeat the incumbent governor Gretchen Whitmer and saw Democrats take control of the State House and State Senate—giving Democrats a powerful trifecta.

"Republicans are tired of losing, because that is all we have done for the past seven years," said Haley national spokesperson Olivia Perez-Cubas. "Trump lost in 2018, 2020, and 2022. He lost the House, Senate, and White House. He's even losing his court cases. And general election polls show he loses to or ties with Joe Biden while Nikki Haley wins big. The choice is clear: Lose with Donald Trump's endless chaos. Or win with Nikki Haley."

Since 2016, Trump has led Republicans to resounding electoral defeats year after year:

  • In 2017, Trump threw his support behind Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race, only to see Moore lose in ruby-red Alabama to Democrat Doug Jones.

  • In 2018, Democrats netted 41 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, giving Nancy Pelosi the speaker's gavel for the second time in two decades.

  • In 2020, Donald Trump lost his re-election bid, and Republicans lost the Senate after Trump's antics cost the GOP two Senate seats in Georgia.

  • In 2022, Republicans predicted a historic red wave given Biden's historically bad poll numbers. Instead, Republicans took back the House with the thinnest of margins and lost key Senate races around the country.

  • In 2023, Democrats kept the Kentucky governorship and voters in Ohio codified the right to abortion in the state constitution.

  • In 2024, Republicans' razor-thin House majority got even slimmer when the GOP lost the special election in New York's Third Congressional District.

  • In 2024, powerful House Republicans are dropping like flies because they know Republicans won't keep the House with Trump on the ticket.

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley Welcomes Trump to Michigan with Gift Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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