Politics March 23, 2016: Cruz and Sanders steal Western Tuesday primary spotlight from Trump and Clinton

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Cruz and Sanders steal Western Tuesday primary spotlight from Trump and Clinton

By Bonnie K. Goodman

March 23, 2016 3:26 AM MST

Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders denied their party frontrunners Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton sweeps on Western Tuesday, by large margins Cruz won Utah and Sanders Utah and Idaho, March 22, 2016
Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders denied their party frontrunners Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton sweeps on Western Tuesday, by large margins Cruz won Utah and Sanders Utah and Idaho, March 22, 2016
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Politics March 22, 2016: Clinton, Trump are the most disliked presidential candidates in recent history

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Clinton, Trump are the most disliked presidential candidates in recent history

By Bonnie K. Goodman

March 22, 2016 7:15 PM MST

 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is the most disliked candidate in recent history, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton is not too far behind, March 22, 2016
GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is the most disliked candidate in recent history, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton is not too far behind, March 22, 2016
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Politics March 19, 2016: Trump strikes back at Romney for voting for Cruz in Utah attacks Mormon faith

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Trump strikes back at Romney for voting for Cruz in Utah attacks Mormon faith

By Bonnie K. Goodman

March 19, 2016 3:50 PM MST

 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is not letting 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney off lightly after he announced he would vote for Cruz in the Utah caucuses, Trump decided to go after Romney's Mormon faith, March 19, 2016
GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is not letting 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney off lightly after he announced he would vote for Cruz in the Utah caucuses, Trump decided to go after Romney’s Mormon faith, March 19, 2016
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Politics March 17, 2016: Trump’s son sent threatening letter with white powder

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Trump’s son sent threatening letter with white powder

By Bonnie K. Goodman

March 18, 2016 10:09 AM MST

 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump was sent through his son Eric a letter threatening to harm his children if he does not withdraw from the GOP race, March 18, 2016
GOP frontrunner Donald Trump was sent through his son Eric a letter threatening to harm his children if he does not withdraw from the GOP race, March 18, 2016
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Politics March 15, 2016: Rubio suspends campaign after Florida loss to Trump on Super Tuesday 3

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Rubio suspends campaign after Florida loss to Trump on Super Tuesday 3

By Bonnie K. Goodman

March 15, 2016 8:26 PM MST

Florida Senator Marco Rubio lost his home state to GOP frontrunner Donald Trump by over twenty percent and decided to suspend his presidential campaign, March 15, 2016
Florida Senator Marco Rubio lost his home state to GOP frontrunner Donald Trump by over twenty percent and decided to suspend his presidential campaign, March 15, 2016
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Politics March 14, 2016: North Carolina police decide against arresting Trump for inciting violence

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North Carolina police decide against arresting Trump for inciting violence

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March 14, 2016 10:44 PM MST

  A North Carolina sheriff office wanted GOP frontrunner Donald Trump to pay legally for the violence at his rallies by charging him with inciting violence, but ultimately decide they could not get a conviction dropping it all, March 14, 2016
A North Carolina sheriff office wanted GOP frontrunner Donald Trump to pay legally for the violence at his rallies by charging him with inciting violence, but ultimately decide they could not get a conviction dropping it all, March 14, 2016
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Politics March 9, 2016: Big Super Tuesday 2 night for Trump wins Mississippi, Michigan and Hawaii

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Big Super Tuesday 2 night for Trump wins Mississippi, Michigan and Hawaii

By Bonnie K. Goodman

March 9, 2016 9:19 AM MST

 After attacks from the GOP establishment, frontrunner Donald Trump continued his march toward the nomination, showing the party he is essentially unstoppable, and they need to unify behind him to win, March 8, 2016
After attacks from the GOP establishment, frontrunner Donald Trump continued his march toward the nomination, showing the party he is essentially unstoppable, and they need to unify behind him to win, March 8, 2016
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Politics March 3, 2016: War: Romney calls Trump phony, a fraud Trump counters Romney a failed candidate

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War: Romney calls Trump phony, a fraud Trump counters Romney a failed candidate

By Bonnie K. Goodman

March 3, 2016 9:02 AM MST

The 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney just escalated his war with GOP frontrunner Donald Trump warning the party against him in a speech, while Trump counter-attacked Romney, March 3, 2016
The 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney just escalated his war with GOP frontrunner Donald Trump warning the party against him in a speech, while Trump counter-attacked Romney, March 3, 2016
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Politics March 2, 2016: Party frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton win big on Super Tuesday

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Party frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton win big on Super Tuesday

By Bonnie K. Goodman

March 2, 2016 5:24 PM MST

Republican Donald Trump and Democratic Hillary Clinton won seven of Super Tuesdays 12 nominating contests, bolstering their frontrunner status and the candidates to beat this primary cycle, March 2, 2016
Republican Donald Trump and Democratic Hillary Clinton won seven of Super Tuesdays 12 nominating contests, bolstering their frontrunner status and the candidates to beat this primary cycle, March 2, 2016
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Politics March 1, 2016: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton set for big wins on Super Tuesday

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton set for big wins on Super Tuesday

By Bonnie K. Goodman

March 1, 2016 7:09 AM MST

March 1 -- Voters head to the polls in 13 states as part of primaries and caucuses in Super Tuesday contests as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio look to make a strong showing in the Republican race behind front-runner Donald Trump. Bloomberg's Megan Murphy...

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Politics February 29, 2016: Trump and Clinton are beating their opponents before Super Tuesday

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Trump and Clinton are beating their opponents before Super Tuesday

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February 29, 2016 3:26 PM MST

NORFOLK, Va. — Hours before voters in 11 states, including Virginia, hold Democratic nominating contests on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton set her sights on the general election. The former secretary of state's stump speech spent little time on her rival, S...

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Politics February 28, 2016: Projection Trump wins popular and Electoral College vote against Clinton

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Projection Trump wins popular and Electoral College vote against Clinton

By Bonnie K. Goodman

February 28, 2016 12:09 PM MST

The Republicans win the presidential election with a majority only if Donald Trump is their nominee according to a statistical model that has been right for the past 100 years, Feb. 21, 2016
The Republicans win the presidential election with a majority only if Donald Trump is their nominee according to a statistical model that has been right for the past 100 years, Feb. 21, 2016
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Politics February 24, 2016: Presumptive GOP nominee? Donald Trump rolls towards nomination after Nevada win

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Presumptive GOP nominee? Donald Trump rolls towards nomination after Nevada win

By Bonnie K. Goodman

February 24, 2016 11:17 AM MST

 

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is on his way to winning the Republican Presidential Nomination after winning his third straight nominating contest, Feb. 23, 2016
GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is on his way to winning the Republican Presidential Nomination after winning his third straight nominating contest, Feb. 23, 2016
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Republican Donald Trump has a clear path to the Republican presidential nomination after winning his third nominating contest with a commanding lead. On Tuesday evening, Feb. 23, 2016, angry Nevada Republicans chose Trump as the candidate they overwhelmingly support in their caucuses. Trump won by over 20 points over his next opponent Florida Senator Marco Rubio, with Texas Senator Ted Cruz closely trailing Rubio. Trump won all demographic groups in a vote that indicate Republicans are looking outside the establishment for the solution and their presidential nominee.

With his third win in a row in New Hampshire, South Carolina and now Nevada, Trump now seems to have the momentum to win the nomination. The Hill is even referring to Trump as the presumptive Republican nominee not seeing how any other candidate could stop his momentum or chances from winning most of the 12 Super Tuesday states in the South and Southwest on March 1.

After all the precincts had reported their results Trump won Nevada with a runaway lead of 45.91 percent of the vote and 14 delegates, Rubio came in second with 23.85 percent and seven delegates, and Cruz was third with 21.38 percent of the vote and six delegates. Nevada had 30 delegates at stake. Retired Neurosurgeon, Ben Carson and Ohio Governor John Kasich, placed a distant fourth and fifth respectively and are now facing pressure to withdraw from the campaign but are not relenting.

Trump’s win was so large because according to the exit polls he had the most support from all demographic groups including the very conservative (38 percent) and conservative voters (47 percent), and especially moderates (56 percent). Trump also won the evangelical vote (41 percent) and surprisingly considering his position on immigration the Hispanic vote (44 percent). Trump’s victory was a big win for the anti-establishment movement, with 6 in 10 voters saying they were angry with the status quo. MSNBC analyst Steve Kornacki commented, “This is not a factional candidate. This is a candidate with broad appeal across the board in the Republican Party.”

Trump gave a short victory speech in Las Vegas, where expressed that soon his campaign will win big in the upcoming nominating contests. Trump said, “We love Nevada. We will be celebrating for a long time tonight.” The GOP frontrunner was also surprised at his margin of victory, “We weren’t expected to win too much and now we’re winning, winning, winning the country. And soon the country is going to start winning, winning, winning.” Trump predicted he would soon win the nomination, “It’s going to be an amazing two months. We might not even need the two months.”

Trump was excited and pleased that he was the favorite of all demographics saying, “We won the evangelicals, we won with young, we won with old, we won with highly educated, we won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated.” Trump has been particularly pleased with winning the Hispanic vote, “You know what I am really happy about? I’ve been saying it for a long time: 46 percent with Hispanics, No. 1 with Hispanics.”

Second place Rubio was not in Nevada to give a concession speech, but third place finisher Cruz was and it sounded as if he won the caucuses rather than place third. Cruz congratulated his opponent “on a strong evening tonight.” Trump’s attacks and insults he has thrown at Cruz have been relentless. Cruz tried to spin his third place saying, “The role of the first four primaries, historically, has been to narrow the field.” Still playing off his win in Iowa and attacking Rubio, Cruz said, “History teaches us that nobody has ever won the nomination without winning one of the first three primaries. And there are only two people who have won one of the first three primaries: Donald Trump and us.”

Now all eyes turn to the Super Tuesday states, where Trump leads in all but Cruz’s native Texas. Republicans have contests in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia. For the GOP, there are 595 delegates at stake on March 1, a quarter of all delegates available. To clinch the nomination a GOP candidate needs 1,237 delegates. At this time, Trump has 79, Cruz has 16 and Rubio has 15. As Marco Rubio pointed on CBS’ This Morning, when appeared Wednesday morning, Feb. 24 it is all about the delegate count. Rubio summed up the game well, “It’s not based on how many states you win. It’s based on how many delegates you pick up.”

Politics February 21, 2016: Race defined Clinton wins Nevada, Trump wins South Carolina as Bush drops out

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Race defined Clinton wins Nevada, Trump wins South Carolina as Bush drops out

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February 21, 2016 4:20 AM MST

 The Nevada Caucuses and South Carolina primary proved telling for the 2016 race where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump cemented their status as their parties' frontrunners, Feb. 20, 2016
The Nevada Caucuses and South Carolina primary proved telling for the 2016 race where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump cemented their status as their parties’ frontrunners, Feb. 20, 2016
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Politics February 17, 2016: Cruz takes away frontrunner status from Trump tops new national poll

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Cruz takes away frontrunner status from Trump tops new national poll

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February 17, 2016 4:49 PM MST

 Is Ted Cruz's new national poll lead over Donald Trump a trend or just a blip in Trump's road to the GOP presidential nomination, Feb. 17, 2016
Is Ted Cruz’s new national poll lead over Donald Trump a trend or just a blip in Trump’s road to the GOP presidential nomination, Feb. 17, 2016
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Politics February 16, 2016: Trump threatens third-party run after GOP plays favorites with Cruz, Rubio

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Trump threatens third-party run after GOP plays favorites with Cruz, Rubio

By Bonnie K. Goodman

February 16, 2016 5:16 AM MST

Donald Trump cannot seem to make up his mind despite sharing his thoughts at great length with the press and public.In the midst of his presidential run, the bombastic billionaire has burned relations with the nation of Mexico and former business...

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Politics February 15, 2016: Trump continues attacks on Cruz calling him most dishonest person in politics

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Trump continues attacks on Cruz calling him most dishonest person in politics

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February 15, 2016 8:07 PM MST

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on Ted Cruz ahead of the South Carolina primary calling him a liar and the most dishonest in politics, Feb. 15, 2016
GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on Ted Cruz ahead of the South Carolina primary calling him a liar and the most dishonest in politics, Feb. 15, 2016
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Politics February 10, 2016: Trump and Sanders win big in New Hampshire, Clinton devastated after loss

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Trump and Sanders win big in New Hampshire, Clinton devastated after loss

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February 10, 2016 1:24 PM MST

 Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders won their respective primary by large margins over their opponents while Hillary Clinton was left in the dust losing by over 20 percent, Feb. 10, 2016
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders won their respective primary by large margins over their opponents while Hillary Clinton was left in the dust losing by over 20 percent, Feb. 10, 2016
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Politics February 9, 2016: Huffington Post blasts New Hampshire win calls Trump Racist, sexist demagogue

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Huffington Post blasts New Hampshire win calls Trump Racist, sexist demagogue 

By Bonnie K. Goodman

February 9, 2016 8:14 PM MST

The Huffington Post made an ugly display on Twitter on their site fiercely insulting Donald Trump on his GOP New Hampshire primary win, Feb. 9, 2016
The Huffington Post made an ugly display on Twitter on their site fiercely insulting Donald Trump on his GOP New Hampshire primary win, Feb. 9, 2016
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Politics February 8, 2016: Michael Bloomberg announces he is considering 2016 independent presidential run

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Michael Bloomberg announces he is considering 2016 independent presidential run

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February 8, 2016 6:04 PM MST

 Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told the Financial Times he was considering running for president as an independent, Feb. 8, 2016
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told the Financial Times he was considering running for president as an independent, Feb. 8, 2016
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Politics February 5, 2016: Sanders, Clinton almost tied, Sanders, Rubio do best in general election matchup

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Sanders, Clinton almost tied, Sanders, Rubio do best in general election matchup

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February 5, 2016 4:08 PM MST

Both Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Marco Rubio are gaining the most ground in the latest national poll after the Iowa caucuses, Feb. 5, 2016
Both Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Marco Rubio are gaining the most ground in the latest national poll after the Iowa caucuses, Feb. 5, 2016
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Politics February 3, 2016: Trump accuses Cruz of voting fraud illegally stealing Iowa caucus win

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Trump accuses Cruz of voting fraud illegally stealing Iowa caucus win 

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February 3, 2016 1:11 PM MST

 Is Donald Trump a sore loser? Trump is now accusing Ted Cruz of fraud and stealing the Iowa caucuses by spreading a rumor that Ben Carson suspended his campaign, when he did not, Feb. 3, 2016
Is Donald Trump a sore loser? Trump is now accusing Ted Cruz of fraud and stealing the Iowa caucuses by spreading a rumor that Ben Carson suspended his campaign, when he did not, Feb. 3, 2016
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Politics February 3, 2016: Rand Paul drops out of Republican presidential race

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Rand Paul drops out of Republican presidential race

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February 3, 2016 8:50 AM MST

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is suspending his presidential campaign after a poor finish in Iowa, becoming another casualty of the 2016 race, Feb. 3, 2016
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is suspending his presidential campaign after a poor finish in Iowa, becoming another casualty of the 2016 race, Feb. 3, 2016
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Politics February 2, 2016: Inevitability loses at Iowa caucuses Cruz wins, Sanders wins by tying Clinton

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Inevitability loses at Iowa caucuses Cruz wins, Sanders wins by tying Clinton

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February 2, 2016 1:42 AM MST

 

Bernie Sanders delivers his semi-victory speech after the Iowa caucuses where he is in a dead heat tie with Hillary Clinton, Feb. 1, 2016

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Politics February 1, 2016: Sarah Palin loses it explodes on Today show about blaming Obama for son’s arrest

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Sarah Palin loses it explodes on Today show about blaming Obama for son’s arrest

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February 1, 2016 3:56 PM MST

Sarah Palin exploded at NBC Today host Savannah Guthrie for asking about her blaming President Barack Obama for her son's arrest, Feb. 1, 2016

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