Trump, Biden focus on November election as Expected Rematch Looms

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By Carina

In a Republican primary, Donald Trump emerged victorious in New Hampshire, a state known for its independent-minded voters. 

This win solidified his position as the likely Republican nominee. President Joe Biden wasted no time in acknowledging the stakes of this development, emphasizing the high significance of the upcoming election.

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General election preparations are in full swing

With Trump’s victory, the rhetoric of both parties shifted toward the general election. 

Vivek Ramaswamy, once an adversary of Trump, now stands as an advocate, expressing confidence in Trump’s potential to win the general election.

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Democrats and Republicans are preparing expansive political operations, supported by substantial advertising budgets, as they gear up for the anticipated general election rematch between Biden and Trump.

Biden’s campaign strategy amid Trump’s NH win and ongoing primary rivalry

President Biden, hours before Trump’s New Hampshire win was confirmed, transferred key aides from the White House to his Delaware-based campaign. 

He also secured the endorsement of the United Auto Workers, a move aimed at winning over blue-collar workers in critical swing states.

Despite the general election on the horizon, Trump remains engaged in the primary race. 

Nikki Haley, a Republican rival, continues to occupy a significant portion of Trump’s attention, resulting in the launch of an anti-Haley website and repeated social media criticism.

U.S. primary contests set stage for summer conventions

The primary contests are scheduled in every U.S. state and territory over the next five months, leading to each party’s national convention in the summer. 

It will be March at the earliest before either Trump or Biden can secure enough delegates for their presumptive nomination.

Nikki Haley’s campaign launched a $4 million advertising campaign in South Carolina, framing the potential Biden-Trump general election as an undesirable rematch. 

Her campaign continues despite the looming possibility of a primary defeat in South Carolina.

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Nikki Haley’s voter-focused campaign strategy and fundraising tour 

Haley’s campaign aims to reach out to voters rather than politicians or party insiders. 

They aim to influence the decision-making process through democratic means, emphasizing the importance of voter choice.

Nikki Haley plans a fundraising tour with stops in various states, including New York, Florida, California, Texas, and South Carolina. 

Her campaign expects continued donor support from segments of the GOP that do not want Trump to represent their party in the general election.

Trump’s electability concerns raised among critics

Trump’s critics express concerns over his electability and the potential negative impact on other Republican candidates in the general election. 

They point to signs of vulnerability in Trump’s political standing, particularly among swing voters.

The Biden campaign signals readiness to take on Trump, capitalizing on the former president’s perceived weaknesses with general election swing voters. They assert their preparedness for the upcoming election.

Trump endorsed by crucial figures despite challenges

Despite Trump’s challenges, he receives endorsements from elected officials, including Texas Sen. John Cornyn, who acknowledges the need for Trump to broaden his appeal beyond his base.

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Cornyn remains optimistic about Trump’s chances, citing concerns about President Biden’s candidacy.

As the primary season unfolds and general election preparations intensify, both Donald Trump and Joe Biden assume the roles of their party’s nominees in waiting, setting the stage for a contentious rematch in the upcoming presidential election.

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