u 2016 Washington Democratic Caucus
AUSTIN, Texas – Supporters of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton celebrated their candidates’ wins in many of the states voting on the busiest day of the 2016 primaries.
Trump and Clinton have so far notched Super Tuesday wins in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia, Arkansas and Massachusetts. Trump also won in Massachusetts and Vermont, and Clinton in Texas. Ted Cruz picked up his home state of Texas as well as neighboring Oklahoma, and Marco Rubio scored a lone victory in Minnesota. Sanders won his home state of Vermont, and Oklahoma, Colorado and Minnesota.
Republicans are voting in 11 states, with 595 delegates at stake. Democrats are casting ballots in 11 states plus the territory of American Samoa, with 865 delegates up for grabs.
A collection of photos capturing Super Tuesday, from across the United States and beyond, by the Associated Press.
After starting small, the presidential campaign has exploded into a nationwide contest that on Tuesday could all but decide the Democratic and Republican nominating fights. Twelve states from Alaska to Massachusetts will hold caucuses and primaries that day, awarding a big chunk of the delegates needed to secure the two major party nominations.
WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton won a clear and commanding victory in South Carolina’s Democratic presidential primary on Saturday thanks to the overwhelming support of black voters.
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WASHINGTON – Marco Rubio released summaries of his last five years of tax filings on Saturday, revealing him to be a candidate with a senator’s steady annual income of $176,000 who reaped repeated windfalls from book deals. During his first four years in the Senate, Rubio and his wife Jeanette together earned an average of $531,000 a year. Since winning election to an office in Washington, Rubio’s income has ranged from $276,059 to $938,963, and he has paid between $46,500 and $254,894 in federal income tax. Most of the income came from a business that collected royalties on two books, based on a comparison with personal Senate financial disclosures.
ATLANTA – With Super Tuesday approaching, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz escalated their argument Saturday that Donald Trump is a conservative impostor, trying to make the case to voters they can keep the ascendant billionaire from claiming the Republican presidential nomination. At a rally outside the Georgia Capitol, Cruz went after Trump’s positions on immigration and gun control, criticized his ethics and hammered him for his frequent use of profanity.
Feeling maligned by the media, Donald Trump is threatening to weaken First Amendment protections for reporters if he were president and make it easier for him to sue them.
Hillary Clinton hoped to win and win big Saturday in South Carolina’s Democratic presidential primary while rival Bernie Sanders, expecting defeat, abandoned the state and looked ahead to a strong showing on Super Tuesday.
Much separates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton as they battle for the Democratic nomination. But few issues show the contrast better than their relationship with Wal-Mart Stores Inc., America’s biggest private employer.
The spotlight for Democrats’ race for the White House is on South Carolina, one week after Hillary Clinton beat Bernie Sanders in Nevada. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Clinton is looking to reverse the results of 2008, when Barack Obama captured 55 percent of the vote over her 27 percent. That year, about 23 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the Democrats’ presidential primary. More than half of them were minorities. African-Americans make up about 28 percent of South Carolina’s nearly 3 million registered voters, while young people ages 18 to 24 account for 8 percent, according to the state Election Commission.
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