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What’s next in the 2016 race

  • 4:13 am Thursday, March 24th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

The pace of the race for the Republican and Democratic Party nominations for President will slow somewhat over the next few weeks, as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump try their best to turn themselves into the ‘presumptive’ nominee of their party.

The next round of voting comes up on Saturday, March 26, when Democrats have three caucus states:

+ Washington State has 67 of 101 delegates at stake in precinct level caucuses

+ 25 delegates are available in Hawaii

+ Alaska starts its caucus work to hand out 16 delegates.

After those contests, there is a pause until April 5, when both parties will be [More]

Trump extends lead; Sanders wins two

  • 6:36 am Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

The race for President in both parties showed no signs of ending on Tuesday night, as Donald Trump slightly extended his Republican delegate lead in a split decision with Ted Cruz, while Bernie Sanders won two of three states over Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side, though Sanders only pulled back a small number of delegates on the night.

In the Republican race, Trump won by 22 points in Arizona, sweeping the 58 delegates in that winner-take-all race.

The Arizona results also had a dispiriting result for John Kasich, who finished in fourth place behind Marco Rubio – even though Rubio dropped [More]

Trump, Cruz battle over their wives

  • 10:55 pm Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

Even before the votes were in on Tuesday night from Arizona and Utah, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz were embroiled in a Twitter war that centered on their wives, as Trump threatened to “spill the beans” about Cruz’s wife, while Cruz labeled Trump a “coward.”

The dispute erupted over an online ad that was taken out by a Super PAC that supports Cruz, an ad that uses a photo of Trump’s wife – from a past photo shoot, where she isn’t wearing very much.

That internet ad evidently aggravated Trump, who went to Twitter and made what was basically a threat involving [More]

Cruz likens Trump foreign policy to Obama

  • 12:22 pm Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

Hours after a coordinated terrorist attack in Belgium, Ted Cruz zeroed in on recent foreign policy remarks by GOP front runner Donald Trump, accusing Trump of a world view that is basically weak and isolationist, comparing some of Trump’s policy plans to those of President Obama.

“Donald Trump is wrong that America should withdraw from the world and abandon our allies,” Cruz said to reporters on Capitol Hill, labeling Trump’s world view, “preemptive surrender.”

The Cruz jabs came after Trump sat down on Monday with the editorial board of the Washington Post, where he was asked in detail about his foreign [More]

Trump, Clinton look to expand delegate leads

  • 10:23 pm Monday, March 21st, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will try to ring the bell on Tuesday night they way they did a week ago, by expanding their respective delegate leads in the race for President, and putting them even more on a collision course for the November elections.

Republicans and Democrats will again have a slightly different roster of states on March 22:

+ Republicans hold a primary in Arizona and a caucus in Utah

+ Democrats vote in Arizona and Utah as well, but also have a caucus in Idaho.

“I do think we’ll have a big night in Arizona,” Trump told reporters at a news [More]

Trump huddles with GOP insiders in DC

  • 3:45 pm Monday, March 21st, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

From Washington, D.C. –

In a bid to gain more support from the Republican establishment, Donald Trump met on Monday with current and former GOP lawmakers in Congress, getting advice and insight on how best to move his candidacy for President forward, and grab hold of the Republican nomination.

“It’s obvious that Mr. Trump will be our nominee,” said Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY), who had previously endorsed Trump.

“We need to find out how to unify Washington behind our candidate, so we can get prepared for the Democratic nominee,” said Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN), who was one of a small group of [More]

Protests and punches overshadow Trump in Arizona

  • 9:13 am Sunday, March 20th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

It was another day of stories related to Donald Trump that had little to do with policy declarations or stump speeches by the GOP frontunner, as protests, punchouts and the actions of his top aide overshadowed two stops by Trump in Arizona, just days before a winner-take-all GOP primary there.

The day began with a giant Trump rally outside of Phoenix, but many found themselves unable to get there because of anti-Trump demonstrators who blocked a main road into the event.

Later in the day in Tucson, two incidents drew wide attention, one involving a pair of protesters who were being led [More]

Next front opens in GOP delegate fight

  • 4:34 pm Friday, March 18th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

For most people watching the battle for the Republican nomination, this weekend is not on their radar, as there is no primary or caucus voting in any state.

But, if you are serious about getting your candidate ahead in the GOP race, then your team must be organized for the smaller meetings on Saturday that actually are part of the process to elect the delegates who will be at the Republican National Convention this summer.

This weekend, those delegate skirmishes occur in Georgia and Texas – two states that have already voted – and in South Dakota.

While South Dakota does [More]

Options open for anti-Trump effort

  • 3:44 pm Thursday, March 17th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

A meeting of conservative activists here in Washington, D.C. did not seem to immediately bear fruit on how best to defeat Donald Trump for the Republican nomination for President, as a statement issued by organizers continued to hold out the threat of a third party bid for conservatives in November.

“We are committed to ensuring a real conservative candidate is elected,” the group said in a statement released by Erick Erickson on his website, the Resurgent. “We believe that neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump, a Hillary Clinton donor, is that person.”

Here is the full statement:

We are a group of grassroots [More]

Anti-Trump conservatives gather in DC

  • 6:57 pm Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

While some Republicans have attacked the GOP establishment for trying to find ways to stop Donald Trump’s drive to their party’s nomination, now a group of more conservative activists are gathering in Washington on Thursday to take stock of their options – including a possible third party bid.

“I have signed no oath of loyalty to Donald Trump or the GOP,” wrote Erick Erickson, the conservative talk show host who has helped spearhead this meeting.

“I am a conservative. I believe in limited governments, free markets, and free people. Donald Trump does not,” Erickson wrote on his website, the Resurgent [More]