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Donald Trump Wins Indiana in a Crushing Blow to Ted Cruz

Donald Trump Wins Indiana in a Crushing Blow to Ted Cruz
nytimes.com — Donald J. Trump won Indiana's Republican primary on Tuesday, moving him closer to claiming the party's presidential nomination and delivering a devastating blow to Senator Ted Cruz and other Republicans hoping to stop him.

What to Watch For in the Indiana Primaries

What to Watch For in the Indiana Primaries
nytimes.com — Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton are hoping that Tuesday's primaries in Indiana put to rest any question of whether they will win their parties' presidential nominations. For Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and the Stop Trump movement, the state, which had seemed winnable as recently as last week, is most likely the last opportunity to deny Mr. Trump the delegates he needs to avoid a contested convention in July.

California Prepares for Long-Denied Star Turn in Presidential Race

California Prepares for Long-Denied Star Turn in Presidential Race
nytimes.com — Republican leaders are in the midst of a major effort to reposition the party ideologically as it seeks to revive its appeal in a state that is increasingly Democratic and Latino. In large part, that means distancing the state party from national Republicans on issues like immigration and same-sex marriage.

Needing to Win, Ted Cruz Trails Donald Trump in Indiana by 15 Points, Poll Finds

Needing to Win, Ted Cruz Trails Donald Trump in Indiana by 15 Points, Poll Finds
nytimes.com — Donald J. Trump is leading Senator Ted Cruz by double digits in Indiana, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll, an ominous sign for Mr. Cruz going into the state's crucial primary on Tuesday. A loss in Indiana would represent a near-fatal blow to Mr. Cruz's presidential campaign and significantly increase pressure on him to withdraw from the race.

Pete Wilson of California Backs Ted Cruz and Warns of Donald Trump

Pete Wilson of California Backs Ted Cruz and Warns of Donald Trump
nytimes.com — BURLINGAME, Calif. - Former Gov. Pete Wilson of California used a surprise appearance before the state's Republican convention Saturday to endorse Senator Ted Cruz, warning that the nomination of Donald J. Trump could lead to political ruin for the party's candidates this November.

Mocking Critics, Donald Trump Says He Can Win Without Republican Unity

Mocking Critics, Donald Trump Says He Can Win Without Republican Unity
nytimes.com — BURLINGAME, Calif. - Donald J. Trump got a taste on Friday of what his next month of campaigning in California could be like. He was forced to exit his motorcade and walk through a field, climbing an embankment with Secret Service agents helping him, to avoid angry demonstrators on the street.

Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana to Endorse Ted Cruz as Primary Nears

Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana to Endorse Ted Cruz as Primary Nears
nytimes.com — Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana intends to throw his support to Senator Ted Cruz Friday, handing Mr. Cruz a much-needed endorsement before the state's crucial primary. Mr. Pence will come out for Mr Cruz on a local radio talk show just after noon, according to an Indiana Republican who asked for anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.

Cruz and Trump, as Clock Ticks Down, Hustle for Crucial Indiana Win

Cruz and Trump, as Clock Ticks Down, Hustle for Crucial Indiana Win
nytimes.com — Most audaciously, the Texas senator has elevated Carly Fiorina as his would-be running mate, a desperate heave intended to energize supporters and impress the undecided at a time when he continues to trail Mr. Trump in the polls here. If Mr. Cruz is acting as though Indiana may represent his last chance, many here believe it is.

Ted Cruz to Name Carly Fiorina as His Running Mate

Ted Cruz to Name Carly Fiorina as His Running Mate
nytimes.com — Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, desperate to alter the course of a presidential primary fight in which Donald J. Trump is closing in on victory, will announce Wednesday afternoon that Carly Fiorina will be his running mate if he wins the Republican nomination, two campaign advisers confirmed.

Ted Cruz-John Kasich Alliance Against Donald Trump Quickly Weakens

Ted Cruz-John Kasich Alliance Against Donald Trump Quickly Weakens
nytimes.com — If Mr. Cruz cannot win Indiana, the other states covered in the deal - New Mexico and Oregon - may become irrelevant in the face of Mr. Trump's blitz toward the 1,237-delegate mark needed to win the nomination.
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May 05, 2016

Also from dept of higher bars: questioned Mitt devotion to LDS & said, re: Cruz, not many Cubans are evangelicals. httptwitter.com/alexburnsNYT/s…

May 05, 2016

RT @HallieJackson: An early #ff to indefatigable producer @frankthorp, whose Twitter game is 🔥🔥🔥 and who's thisclose to getting to 15k followers. Get on it.

May 05, 2016

Are Heller & Flake the only two sitting GOP senators to reiterate their uncertainty about backing Trump since Tues?

May 05, 2016

RT @alexburnsNYT: Feb: LePage calls on GOP govs to rally against Trump: nytimes.com/2016/02/28/us/… May: LePage seeks job in Trump admin: httpspressherald.com/2016/05/04/lep…//t.co/YmekseX1ma

May 05, 2016

41 and 43 are sitting out the race. But another Bush still hasn't weighed in: JEB. We asked ystdy. Spox said he didn't want to weigh in.

May 05, 2016

RT @allahpundit: If/when Cruz announces his Trump endorsement, he’s gotta do it on Hannity’s show. Anything less would be a letdown.


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