Calls Grow Louder for Haley to Drop Out of GOP Primary --In all states besides New Hampshire, Trump leads by no less than 30 points. | 24 Jan 2023 | Demands grew louder for former Gov. Nikki Haley to drop out of the GOP primary race on Tuesday after placing second in New Hampshire to former President Donald Trump. Many Republicans believe Haley should leave the race so all available GOP resources can be allocated towards defeating Joe Biden. Republicans spent over $167 million in losing efforts to defeat Trump in New Hampshire and Iowa, with plans to release millions more in future primaries. After Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) exited the race Sunday, Haley's path to the nomination did not appear to improve. In fact, DeSantis's endorsement of Trump further consolidated support behind the former president, placing pressure on Haley to also end her fledgling campaign.