On Super Tuesday, Clinton collected wins in seven states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, as well as American Samoa. Others in the party express concern about the image of the Republican establishment using arcane rules to thwart the will of voters. Nine in 10 of Trump’s voters were looking for an outsider, and half were angry with the government, according to exit polls conducted by Edison Research for The Associated Press and television networks. Unlike the Democrats, we don’t have superdelegates.
Cruz, a firebrand conservative senator, won the biggest prize, his home state of Texas, and neighbouring Oklahoma as well as Alaska, giving him four wins overall, including the leadoff Iowa caucuses. Rubio came in a distant second at 9-2, followed by Cruz at 25-1.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is emerging as the candidate who might stop him – with a little help from Florida Sen. “We believe we can make that up”. We need to coalesce around Sen.
“And after tonight, we have seen that our campaign is the only campaign that has beaten, that can beat and that will beat Donald Trump“, he argued.
“Only being a quarter of the way there, there’s a long way to go”, said David Dulio, chairman of the political science department at Oakland University.
But Rubio’s supporters in Wisconsin, including Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), aren’t throwing in the towel on their candidate.
“The people who know me best have voted so strongly to put me in the White House”, Sanders boasted, declaring that his campaign “is not just about electing a president; it is about transforming America”. Rubio automatically translate to Sen.
Asked about that possibility, Rubio told Fox News “we’re going to do whatever it takes” to prevent the nomination from falling into Trump’s hands – but said the plan is to clinch the nomination, not simply prevent Trump from doing so.
Trump won at least 234 delegates on Tuesday, and Cruz won at least 209.
U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble and Republican state Reps.
If there’s a difference here, I’d say that Hillary has been getting pilloried ever since Benghazi, while Trump has only barely been attacked at all.
In his victory speech, Trump sent a chilling message to the Republican establishment.
Wisconsin’s presidential primary is April 5.
Walker predicted the race would continue until then, and called the possibility of a contested Republican convention in July “interesting”.
Democrats in London and each of the three other voting centres also backed Mr Sanders over Ms Clinton. It takes an outright majority of 1,237 delegates to win the nomination.
Both Clinton and Sanders face a formidable risk in the coming weeks – to see the primary campaign to its completion without destroying the party’s November fortunes.