A Research and Polling poll showed Ted Cruz and Donald Trump neck and neck among Republican voters in New Mexico.
Sasse, a first-term Senator, slammed Trump in the post – saying that the real estate mogul was focused on “dividing Americans” and talking as if he were “running for king”.
Republicans vote in 14 states, while Democrats vote in 11 and one US territory. Trump said that if the two don’t get along, “he’s going to have to pay a big price”.
The contests come at a turbulent moment for Republicans as they grapple with the prospect of Trump becoming the party’s nominee.
Sasse also recently made headlines when he said he would confirm President Obama’s replacement for Supreme Court Jutice Antonin Scalia as long as the nominee rejected the Obama administration’s approach to governing.
“Frankly, we’re going to look back on this time and we’re all going to shake our heads and say, did we really degrade the process of picking the leader of the free world?” said Kasich, who has generally refrained from joining the free-for-all.
The GOP establishment’s moves to unite behind Rubio have hurt Cruz’s ability to appear viable on a national level, despite his still-healthy war chest. Even as Trump professed to have good relationships with his party’s elite, he issued a warning to House Speaker Paul Ryan, who declared earlier in the day that “this party does not prey on people’s prejudices”.
Clinton’s huge margin among African-American voters, who turned out in a higher percentage in SC than in 2008, was an encouraging sign to her aides, who are eager to expand their lead among the delegates that will decide the primary race.
“What we can’t let happen is the scapegoating, the flaming, the finger pointing that is going on the Republican side“, she told voters gathered Monday in Springfield, Massachusetts. But Sanders faces tough questions about whether he can rally minorities who are core Democratic voters. The pledged delegates in Oklahoma, which are only about 4 percent of the Democratic delegates up for grabs on Super Tuesday in 11 states and American Samoa, are allocated by district and statewide vote.
Sanders decamped to his home in Burlington, Vermont, where he planned to watch the returns with his home state’s faithful.
Separately, Cruz warned the “Trump train” could become “unstoppable” if he rolls to big victories Tuesday. Just under half of those who responded would not commit to backing him, foreshadowing a potentially extraordinary break this fall.
There are two major parties in America: the Republicans and the Democrats.
The turmoil grew from coast to coast Monday after a raucous rally in Radford, Virginia, as Trump endured taunts from “Black Lives Matter” protesters a day after initially refusing to disavow the endorsement of former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke.
Trump said he had not understood the interviewer who first raised the question about Duke, and he did later repudiate him. He reiterated on Tuesday he would support whoever becomes the Republican nominee. And in many states (including Texas, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, among those voting Tuesday) those delegates are allocated based on the results in each district.
Among the likely options: Questioning Trump’s qualifications and temperament to be president, scrutinizing his business practices and bankruptcy filings, and re-airing his inflammatory statements about women and minorities who will be central to the Democrats’ efforts in November. Republicans will allocate 155 delegates, while there are 222 for the Democrats.
Colvin reported from Palm Beach, Florida.