Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept to resounding victories in the NY primary election, with Trump bouncing back from a hard stretch in his Republican campaign and Clinton pushing tantalizingly close to locking up the Democratic nomination. “We are on a path to doing that and Donald is on the path to losing the nomination”.
John Weaver, chief strategist for the Kasich campaign, said there is a plan to try to deny Mr. Trump delegates in the upcoming states but that the forces failed to do their part in NY. He said there are “two fairly strong players here” – meaning Cruz and Trump – but many Republicans are “unhappy with either candidate”. The businessman’s win in his home state keeps him on a path to securing the 1,237 delegates he needs, though he’ll have to perform well in the round of primaries in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island and DE on Tuesday and in California’s huge contest on June 7.
Mr. Kasich did top Sen.
Ted Cruz: A new Cruz ad dominated headlines on Thursday.
Clinton’s win put her at 1,887 delegates, including the so-called super delegates who have pledged to support her, while Sanders trailed at 1,174.
It didn’t help the mood much that Donald Trump had just thumped his Republican rivals with a “Yuge!” win, that was announced just as the polls closed at 9 p.m.
His visit will precede by a day a visit by Mrs. Clinton, who is scheduled for a late afternoon or early evening rally locally Friday.
From there, he picked up a limited number of delegates in Vermont, Massachusetts, the District of Columbia and North Carolina before collecting 66 in the OH primary March 15, defeating Mr. Trump by 11 percentage points. They are being taken out of country. Even though Trump has accused the Republican Party of “rigging” the election, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has managed to defend the frontrunner at times.
IN votes on May 3.
Trump said it’s “very easy to be presidential”, before making a series of faux serious faces.
“Ted Cruz is mathematically out of winning the race. It’s the state that knows him the best”, he declared.
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at the 2016 New York State Republican Gala in New York City, April 14, 2016. If Trump had those 54 delegates sewn up prior to the July, there’s likely no contested convention and he would be the party’s nominee.
A 1,165-word memo obtained Wednesday by the Washington Post show Trump’s team is confident it will far surpass the 1,237 Republican delegates needed to outright win the party’s nomination. Party chairman Reince Priebus has discouraged such action this week.
CCTV America’s Nathan King filed this report from NY.
“Her win made it almost impossible for Sanders, 74, to overtake her commanding lead in delegates needed to win the nomination”.
Democrat Hillary Clinton, seeking to build on Tuesday’s win in the Empire State, talked about gun violence and later energized a crowd of supporters in heavily Democratic Philadelphia. He added he wants Cruz and Kasich to “come in, join the campaign, unite around the frontrunner and lets make sure we all have our eye on the prize, which is to ensure we don’t have four more years of a Democrat in the White House”.
Sanders must run as an independent if he chooses to continue as Trump is earning the GOP nomination.
Speaking in Central Falls, Rhode Island, Clinton says that both Trump and Texas Sen.