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 million more helps Haley in longshot bid against Trump for the White House

$12 million more helps Haley in longshot bid against Trump for the White House

Republican presidential candidate and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks at a campaign event Thursday in Falls Church, Va. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption toggle caption Alex Brandon/AP Republican presidential candidate and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks at a campaign event Thursday in Falls Church, Va. Alex Brandon/AP Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley says her campaign raised $12 million last month, and she continues to pour funds into campaigning ahead of Super Tuesday next week. The former South Carolina governor has yet to win a single nominating contest. But Haley says she has stayed in the primary race, in part, because large and small donors have encouraged her to. “They don’t ask me ‘What’s your strategy?’ “They don’t ask me ‘What’s your plan?’” Haley said in a conversation with reporters Friday morning. “All they say is ‘Thank you for giving me hope.’” “We’ve had fundraisers in every place I’ve been. No one has said what y’all ask, which is ‘How long are you staying in?’ No one,” she emphasized. Haley also provided more insight into …

Marianne Williamson ends long-shot presidential bid as Democratic challenger

Marianne Williamson ends long-shot presidential bid as Democratic challenger

WASHINGTON — Marianne Williamson ended her 2024 bid for the Democratic presidential nomination Wednesday after poor showings in the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries. “I read a quote the other day that said that sunsets are proof that endings can be beautiful, too,” Williamson said in a video on YouTube. “And so today, even though it is time to suspend my campaign for the presidency, I do want to see the beauty, and I want all of you who so incredibly supported me on this journey — as donors, as supporters, as team and as volunteers — to see the beauty, too.” Williamson launched her long-shot White House bid in March 2023, well before even President Joe Biden had publicly declared that he planned to run for re-election.  “It is our job to create a vision of justice and love that is so powerful that it will override the forces of hatred and injustice and fear,” Williamson said at her kickoff event at Washington’s Union Station. “I, as of today, am a candidate for …

Marianne Williamson drops long-shot 2024 presidential bid

Marianne Williamson drops long-shot 2024 presidential bid

Democratic Presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson speaks at the California Democratic Party 2019 Fall Endorsing Convention in Long Beach, California on November 16, 2019. Mark Ralston | AFP | Getty Images Author Marianne Williamson announced her exit from the 2024 presidential race. “As of today we are suspending our campaign,” she wrote Wednesday evening in a message to supporters. “While the level of our failure is obvious to all, a level of success is real nonetheless,” she wrote. “We articulated deeper, more authentic truths than those regularly acknowledged by the political establishment.” Williamson was one of few Democratic challengers to incumbent President Joe Biden, along with House Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn. She and Phillips both consistently polled with single-digit margins. Williamson won roughly 2% of the vote in South Carolina’s Democratic primary. This was her second presidential bid, after a failed campaign in 2020. The self-help guru campaigned with an anti-establishment tenor, looking to “Disrupt the System,” according to one of her slogans. Williamson, 71, also said that she was running to “course-correct” the damage of …

Marianne Williamson Suspends Her Presidential Campaign, Ending Long-Shot Primary Challenge to Biden

Marianne Williamson Suspends Her Presidential Campaign, Ending Long-Shot Primary Challenge to Biden

The 71-year-old onetime spiritual adviser to Oprah Winfrey contemplated suspending her campaign last month after winning just 5,000 votes in New Hampshire’s primary, writing that she “had to decide whether now is the time for a dignified exit or continue on our campaign journey.” Williamson ultimately opted to continue on for two more primaries, but won just 2% of the vote in South Carolina and about 3% in Nevada. “I hope future candidates will take what works for them, drinking from the well of information we prepared,” Williamson wrote in announcing the end of her bid. “My team and I brought to the table some great ideas, and I will take pleasure when I see them live on in campaigns and candidates yet to be created.” Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips is the last nationally known Democrat still running against Biden, who has scored blowout victories in South Carolina and Nevada and easily won in New Hampshire — despite not being on the ballot — after his allies mounted a write-in campaign. Photos You Should See …

NATO chief huddles with Trump allies in longshot Ukraine funding push

NATO chief huddles with Trump allies in longshot Ukraine funding push

On Monday, Stoltenberg sat down with a friendly audience at the Pentagon, where he met with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon to talk about Ukraine. “NATO allies are providing unprecedented support to Ukraine, and it’s important that we continue to do so,” Stoltenberg said before the meeting. “Our support is not charity; it’s an investment in our own security because the world will become more dangerous if President Putin wins in Ukraine.” Stoltenberg will swing through Congress on Tuesday, meeting with House Speaker Mike Johnson, Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and others from both parties. The Senate side could soon release language on the border policy, yet some members in the House say it’s dead on arrival. Later in the week, he will head to Lockheed Martin’s missile plant in Alabama, where he will likely repeat the argument from President Joe Biden and others that American jobs rely on U.S.-supplied aid to Kyiv. Those messages will be aimed at the GOP’s growing isolationist wing and lawmakers debating Biden’s request …

What long-shot candidates know – The Atlantic

What long-shot candidates know – The Atlantic

This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here. Several long-shot Republican candidates have quit the presidential race in recent weeks. Why did they hang on for this long—and why are they dropping out now? First, here are three new stories from The Atlantic: Peppered With Upsets The start of the year marked the end of several 2024 presidential campaigns. First Chris Christie called it quits. Then Vivek Ramaswamy dropped out of the race. And after garnering zero delegates in Iowa this week, Asa Hutchinson dropped out too. These men never had a good shot at winning, so I wasn’t shocked to see them quit over the past week. More surprising was how long they’d stuck around. Why had they launched and maintained these long-shot campaigns? In American election cycles, especially in the past decade, it has not been uncommon for candidates who seem on paper to have …

Dean Phillips Fights to be Heard in Long-Shot Primary Bid Against Biden | National News

Dean Phillips Fights to be Heard in Long-Shot Primary Bid Against Biden | National News

Dean Phillips just wants people to listen to him. It’s a constant source of frustration for the Minnesota congressman challenging President Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination. Party leaders and pundits have decided the nomination is a done deal for the incumbent president. Florida and North Carolina Democrats won’t even give him a shot by putting him on the ballot. Sure, Phillips is on the ballot in New Hampshire, which holds its primary Tuesday. But what good is that, when the Democratic National Committee isn’t officially sanctioning the contest in the Granite State, which is breaking party rules by holding its primary first? Ceding the nomination to Biden – who Phillips insists cannot beat former President Donald Trump – is “the very coronation that the founders of this country were so intent to prevent,” the 54-year-old three-term House member says from the campaign trail in New Hampshire. “Competition is what this country is all about – not coronation. We demand debate and democracy. It is one of the legs of the democratic stool.” For Phillips, …

Democratic long-shot candidates to debate in New Hampshire – without Biden | US elections 2024

Democratic long-shot candidates to debate in New Hampshire – without Biden | US elections 2024

The lonely political vigil of long-shot Democratic presidential candidates Marianne Williamson and Minnesota congressman Dean Phillips will be transformed on to the debate stage early next month in New Hampshire – without Joe Biden, who is neither on the state ballot nor agreeable to any debate interaction with competitors. The debate between self-help author Williamson and Phillips is set to be held at the New England College on 8 January, and moderated by Josh McElveen, former political director of radio station WMUR, two weeks before the state holds its primary. Biden elected to skip the New Hampshire primary after a spat between state election officials and the Democratic National Committee, after the DNC opted to move South Carolina to the top of the primary calendar. New Hampshire, which has held its primary first for more than a century, pushed ahead anyway. Dean Phillips with supporters after filing paperwork to put his name on the ballot for the state’s primary in Concord, New Hampshire, on 27 October. Photograph: Reba Saldanha/Reuters Like the Republican candidates who have …

Longshot Space wants to make space launch dumb – and really cheap, too

Longshot Space wants to make space launch dumb – and really cheap, too

Rockets are among the greatest feats in human engineering, but to Longshot Space CEO Mike Grace, they’re an “overly exquisite solution” to the problem of sending megatons of inert mass to space. “You need something that is dumber and much cheaper, both to build and to operate,” he said in a recent interview. Longshot’s answer is a kinetic launch system that will be capable of reaching hypersonic speeds, and shooting projectiles to orbital velocities, for less than the cost of a Netflix subscription. It’s noticeably different than its competitors – specifically SpinLaunch, which is developing a spinning accelerator to shoot mass to orbit, and Stratolaunch, which uses a giant, specialized plane to release a hypersonic vehicle mid-air – in appearance and approach. The biggest difference is that Longshot’s system is very, very horizontal. It is not technically a gun, as it doesn’t use an ignitor; instead, compressed gas squeezes a wedged projectile down a very long concrete tunnel that’s basically a vacuum chamber. The resultant speeds are extremely fast, and they increase in proportion to …