Politics

Campaigns press for a delegate edge as 5 ‘Super Saturday’ states vote

Donald Trump speaks alongside New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, at the Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., on Super Tuesday. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) This story is developing… NEW ORLEANS — The 2016 election pressed forward Saturday as voters began casting their ballots here in Louisiana’s Republican and Democratic primaries, one of five states holding presidential nominating contests across ...

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Jim Webb: I could vote for Trump, but not Hillary

Former Virginia senator Jim Webb (Charlie Neibergall/AP) In an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Reagan administration veteran-turned-Democratic senator from Virginia turned short-term presidential candidate Jim Webb said twice that he could not support Hillary Clinton if she won the Democratic nomination for president. “No, I would not vote for Hillary Clinton,” Webb said. Pressed on whether he would vote for ...

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CPAC begins with Trump angst, but no mention of his name

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) speaks during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference 2016 at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md., outside Washington, on March 3. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The annual Conservative Political Action Conference kicked off at a moment of darkness, after Donald Trump — once heckled at this event — became the undisputed front-runner for the Republican ...

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From here on, Donald Trump is doing this his way

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said “the loser of the night was Marco Rubio” during his celebratory speech on Super Tuesday. “At least you can say that Ted has won something,” the frontrunner said. (Video: Reuters/Photo: Jabin Botsford) PALM BEACH, Fla. — Donald Trump celebrated his “Super Tuesday” wins his way, not the way that presidential candidates have for decades. ...

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Trump claims no one has ‘done so much for equality’ as he has, citing his private club

Donald Trump said in an interview Tuesday morning that he has done more to achieve racial equality than anyone else and gave the example of his private Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, which he says is “totally open to everybody.” [Trump declines to assess white supremacy groups, including KKK, without first doing research] The comment came up during an interview on ABC’s ...

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With hours to go, Bernie Sanders aiming for $40 million fundraising month in Febraury

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a recent rally in Norfolk. (Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post) FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The campaign of Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said Monday that it had already raised $36 million this month and was aiming to top the $40 million mark by the end of February’s final day. If successful, the ...

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An urgent Cruz, trying to catch up to Trump, calls March 1 the ‘most important day’ in GOP race

Republican presidential candidate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaking in Atlanta. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) ATLANTA — Ted Cruz, facing stagnant poll numbers just days away from the crucial Super Tuesday contests that span the country, tore into Republican front-runner Donald Trump here Saturday afternoon, calling the mogul an untrustworthy insider who is far too cozy with liberal Democrats. “If we nominate ...

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