Both Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders notched wins over their party’s respective front-runners as they aim to close the delegate lead and push for a contested convention.
Ted Cruz hopes support from Scott Walker and the state’s influential talk radio contingent can help him topple Trump. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders hopes the state’s progressive bent bends for him.
In the first Republican debate last August, Donald Trump would not promise to support his party’s eventual nominee. In September he signed a pledge to do so. Tuesday night, he reversed himself again.
The 2012 GOP nominee says he’s voting for the Texas senator in Tuesday’s Utah GOP caucuses, hoping to force an open convention as a way of stopping Trump from getting the Republican nomination.
The Democrat eked out a slim victory of just 1,531 votes over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who said he wouldn’t ask for a recount in the state’s primary.
Bernie Sanders needs to make a habit of winning, and by wider margins than in Michigan. Still, however steep the climb may appear, this Tuesday made it harder than ever to count the Vermonter out.
Republicans opposed to Donald Trump are running out of time and options to stop him from being their nominee. Many are now talking about their last, best chance being at the convention.
The former Florida governor, a son and brother of presidents, raised enormous amounts of money and spent more on TV ads than any other candidate, but he couldn’t overcome a change-hungry electorate.
Donald Trump had led Palmetto State polls. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are battling for second place.
Entrance polls suggest Clinton was buoyed by women, older voters, and nonwhite voters.