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Cruz taps Fiorina as running mate

  • 5:09 pm Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

In a move that was immediately derided as one born out of political desperation, Ted Cruz announced in Indiana on Wednesday that former GOP rival Carly Fiorina would be his Vice Presidential running mate, as the Cruz camp looked for new momentum against Republican front runner Donald Trump.

During her time in the GOP race, Fiorina was one Republican who consistently seemed to flummox Donald Trump, and she used the announcement to go after him immediately.

“He doesn’t represent me, and he doesn’t represent my party,” Fiorina said of Trump.

The Cruz website was swiftly redesigned with a new logo, video and pictures [More]

Trump battle lines are clearly drawn

  • 2:46 pm Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

Donald Trump came here to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to give a foreign policy speech. The political reaction that it spawned most likely foreshadows the way his campaign will be received from now until November.

For only the second time, Trump used a teleprompter to make his remarks – and it showed, as the GOP leader used a more tentative and soothing voice to deliver his speech.

Trump’s main policy plan is to put “America first” – some readers might recognize that from the 20th Century, when the phrase was used by groups that pressed for isolationism by the U.S., to [More]

Clinton, Trump edge toward November showdown

  • 11:45 pm Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

In a decisive set of victories, Donald Trump overwhelmed his Republican rivals and Hillary Clinton took another big step toward her party’s nomination, as voters in five eastern states pushed Trump and Clinton closer to a general election showdown for President in November.

Trump didn’t just win on Tuesday – he obliterated Ted Cruz and John Kasich in five eastern states:

+ Trump had 57 percent in Pennsylvania
+ 55 percent in Maryland
+ Almost 61 percent in Delaware
+ 58 percent in Connecticut
+ Nearly 64 percent in Rhode Island

“I consider myself the presumptive nominee,” Trump told supporters, as he ran up the score in [More]

Tuesday’s GOP delegate math

  • 3:30 am Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

The varied rules of the Republican Party will be on full display Tuesday when it comes to winning delegates for the national GOP convention, as Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut and Rhode Island deliver their verdict on the Republican race, with Donald Trump favored to win the vote in all five states.

But the most important numbers on Tuesday night will certainly be the delegates, and whether these results keep Trump on track to win the GOP nomination.

And these five states all do things differently.

PENNSYLVANIA – The Keystone State has the most devilish rules when it comes to GOP delegates. If [More]

Kasich sees open GOP convention

  • 4:01 pm Monday, April 25th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

From Rockville, Maryland

On the eve of a five state primary showdown, John Kasich pushed for votes in Pennsylvania and Maryland – the two biggest delegate prizes – as he urged voters to rally around him in the fight to stop Donald Trump from getting the Republican nomination for President.

“We’ll see where this goes,” Kasich said of his campaign. “This is going to go to an open convention,” he added.

“I’m going to keep plugging, and I need your support tomorrow,” Kasich said to strong applause.

At his town hall event in the suburbs of the nation’s capital, Kasich did not make [More]

Cruz, Kasich team up to stop Trump

  • 10:36 pm Sunday, April 24th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

In a last ditch effort to stop Donald Trump from winning the Republican nomination, the Ted Cruz and John Kasich campaigns announced on Sunday night that they have agreed to focus on different states, in order to try to block a Trump victory in the GOP race.

“Our goal is to have an open convention in Cleveland,” read a statement from Kasich strategist John Weaver, adding, “we will shift our campaign’s resources West and give the Cruz campaign a clear path in Indiana.”

The Cruz campaign issued a very similar statement, saying the Cruz effort “will focus its time and resources in [More]

Cruz wins another delegate weekend

  • 9:05 pm Sunday, April 24th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

The weekend brought more fresh examples of how the organization of Ted Cruz has captured a delegate edge on Donald Trump in some states, as Cruz added more delegates in Minnesota and got his supporters elected to Trump delegate slots in Maine, raising the stakes for this week’s primaries in the race for the Republican nomination for President.

Cruz first added five new delegates in Minnesota, as the GOP formally elected delegates in three different Congressional districts on Saturday.

Minnesota was a state that had been won by Marco Rubio, but with Rubio now on the sidelines, Cruz forces moved in to [More]

After big win, Trump pushes on

  • 9:44 pm Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

A day after crushing his two remaining Republican rivals in his home state of New York, Donald Trump hit the road on Wednesday, trying to make sure he gains even more momentum next week when five states hold primaries on April 26.

“Who is going to vote on Tuesday?” Trump said to cheers in a rally in the town of Berlin on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

After referring to Ted Cruz as “Senator” in his Tuesday night speech, Trump was back to verbal jabs against the Texas Senator.

“There is no path for Lyin’ Ted Cruz to get the nomination,” Trump said, as he [More]

Big wins for Trump, Clinton in NewYork

  • 12:24 am Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

Ending several weeks of setbacks in their respective campaigns, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton delivered a strong election statement in their home state, as each won the New York Primary by a convincing margin, as both try to get back on course to win their party nominations, which would set up a clash between the two in November.

“We don’t have much of a race anymore,” Trump said to supporters in New York, as his backers hope for a repeat next week, with primaries in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware.

It was the first time that Trump had won a [More]

Trump, Clinton favored in New York Primary

  • 10:52 pm Monday, April 18th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

Ready to end several weeks of delegate defeats and questions about whether they can win their party’s nomination for President, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both poised to grab an important victory in New York’s Primary on Tuesday, hoping it will set each of them on a path to victory at their respective conventions in July.

After a string of rallies in the Empire State, Trump last night finished his argument with a Twitter appeal to voters in New York, arguing Ted Cruz is nothing more than an outsider who doesn’t like the state.

For Trump, a win in New York [More]