With DeSantis out, Trump and Haley set to square off in New Hampshire primary (includes video story)

After Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the end of his presidential campaign on Monday, former president Donald Trump and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley remain in a bout for the New Hampshire primary.

DeSantis is one of the handful of GOP candidates who said farewell to their campaigns after the Iowa caucuses. He joins Rep. Tim Scott and Vivek Ramaswamy among others now endorsing the former president for the 2024 election.

While the number of competitors in the GOP race cools down, the tensions between Trump and Haley are only heating up. Trump aims to keep his lead aloft by firing shots at Haley throughout the trail.

On the other side of the race, Haley looks to pick up momentum after a Jan. 19 CNN poll showed that she had 39% of favorable GOP voting share, while Trump had 50%. She remains confident she will be able to topple the former president in the primary and projections look solid. 

“This election is going to have the highest turnout in the Republican primary ever,” said former U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg. “And I tend to think that that bodes well for Gov. Haley.”

The two candidates will square off for the primary spot today in the granite state. 

Kenneth Bueno is a junior majoring in the Digital Broadcasting field. He is a sim racing commentator for Podium eSports and aims to apply his love for sports into the sports broadcasting industry after graduating.