Following former President Donald Trump’s victory in the Michigan Republican primary Tuesday, his last remaining challenger, Nikki Haley, arrives in Utah Wednesday.

Trump’s Michigan win extends his already dominant lead for the GOP presidential nomination. Rather than traveling to the state Tuesday, he called in to the watch party for his supporters. “We have a very simple task: We have to win on Nov. 5 and we’re going to win big.” Trump said on the call, according to The Associated Press. “We win Michigan, we win the whole thing.”

Ahead of Trump’s win, Haley acknowledged she would likely lose Michigan after spending little time there. On CNN Tuesday night, Haley said she knew Trump had an “advantage” in the state, but said that she hoped to do well.

In the Michigan Democratic primary Tuesday, President Joe Biden easily won the state. Although, about 15% of Democratic voters checked the “uncommitted” box after progressive activists launched a campaign to get voters to show their disapproval of Biden’s handling of the war between Israel and Hamas by refusing to vote for him.

Haley vows to fight on

Despite her losses, Haley has struck a defiant tone. She has vowed to remain in the race until super Tuesday, when Utah and 15 other states and territories will cast votes. Whether Haley will continue her campaign beyond March 5 is unknown.

“We’re going to keep going all the way through Super Tuesday,” Haley told reporters last week in South Carolina, Haley’s home state, where Trump won the primary. “That’s as far as I’ve thought in terms of going forward.”

After she arrives in Utah, the first stop on Haley’s itinerary is a VIP reception with her Utah leadership team and other invited guests in Provo Wednesday morning. Afterward, Haley will hold a public rally at Utah Valley University at 12:30 p.m.

Haley’s visit to Utah is the first public visit by a Republican presidential candidate to the state since last July, when Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held an event at the state capitol and hosted a series of fundraisers. Independent presidential candidates, including Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Cornel West, visited Salt Lake City last fall.

“It is always great to welcome presidential candidates to Utah of any party,” Utah Republican Party Chairman Rob Axson said. “Those looking to represent us in the White House are wise to learn from Utahns. I appreciate that Ambassador Haley sees the growing importance of Utah’s leadership and has allocated time to come to our state.”

Haley, the former South Carolina governor and ambassador to the U.N., often tells voters that Republican voters deserve a choice, and her candidacy offers an alternative to Trump, the former president. “We do elections, not coronations,” Haley repeatedly says at rallies. But her window for winning the GOP nomination is closing quickly. Unless Haley wins a number of the primaries or caucuses in Idaho on Saturday, Washington D.C. on Sunday, North Dakota on Monday and 16 other states or territories on Tuesday, her path to victory will be all but closed.

An analysis of delegate allocation by Politico’s Steven Shepard suggests that Haley’s chances at winning the GOP nomination are slim-to-none.

So, why stay in the race? Some have speculated that Haley is gearing up for an independent run, perhaps on the No Labels ticket. Haley shot down these rumors Tuesday: “I have not put a second of thought into an independent run because I’m a Republican,” she told Fox News. “That’s what I’ve always been.”

In Utah, Haley finds a number of high-profile supporters, including Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson, Senate Majority Leader Evan Vickers and first lady Abby Cox. Her husband, Gov. Spencer Cox, has not made a formal endorsement, though he’s said Republicans will make a “huge mistake” in nominating Trump.

“I would love to see Haley nominated and win, but I think it’s pretty clear that’s not going to happen,” Cox said.