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GOP nominee must earn delegate majority, party boss says

The head of the Republican National Committee says the GOP will not “hand the nomination” to any presidential candidate who fails to win a majority of delegates in the coming …


Florida’s GOP delegates could face historic decision

Across Florida over the past few weeks, Republican Party members have gathered at libraries, office buildings and restaurants to choose the 99 delegates representing the GOP at the national convention …


Trump presses GOP leaders to embrace him as certain nominee

Donald Trump’s chief lieutenants pushed skeptical Republican leaders Thursday to embrace him as their likely presidential nominee, declaring he can deliver big electoral gains this fall despite his contentious ways.


Clinton email investigation has no deadline, FBI boss says

FBI Director James Comey says there’s no timetable for the FBI to complete its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server when she was secretary of state.


Donald Trump, Ted Cruz spar over transgender bathroom law

The issue that has roiled North Carolina erupted into the Republican presidential race Thursday, with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz attacking Donald Trump over his criticism of the state’s actions over …


GOP leaders reject change in presidential nominating rules

Republican Party leaders turned aside an effort Thursday to change the rules at their national convention to make it harder for the GOP to choose a fresh presidential candidate, a …


Presidential campaign rolls into Pennsylvania

With New York behind them, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton brought their campaigns to Pennsylvania Wednesday for what promises to be the state’s most raucous presidential primary races …


Ted Cruz robocalls prompt complaints in Montana

The Ted Cruz campaign may be chatting up Montanans for their vote, but the Texas senator’s alleged robocalls are pushing the wrong buttons for some.


Ted Cruz’s path to the nomination narrows after New York walloping

Ted Cruz knew he was going to get crushed in New York. The Texan didn’t hold a single campaign event (excluding TV appearances) over the last three days in the …


UPDATED: Tue., April 19, 2016, 9:11 p.m.

The Latest: Hillary Clinton picks up at least 135 delegates in N.Y.

The Latest on campaign 2016 as voters in New York cast their ballots in the state’s primary.


UPDATED: Tue., April 19, 2016, 9:05 p.m.

Exit Poll: Outsider tag boosts Donald Trump; Hillary Clinton seen as best Trump foil

Voters who say they want to see an outsider inhabit the White House propelled Donald Trump to victory in the Republican primary in his home state of New York on …


UPDATED: Tue., April 19, 2016, 4:34 p.m.

Voter Voices: New Yorkers speak out on primary that’s like few others

Voters across the state are casting ballots in presidential primaries that could be pivotal for Republicans and Democrats.


UPDATED: Tue., April 19, 2016, 9:31 p.m.

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton win big in N.Y., push closer to nomination

Hillary Clinton looked to her adopted home state of New York for a convincing primary victory Tuesday to strengthen her claim to the Democratic presidential nomination, while Republican Donald Trump …


Meet Donald Trump’s maxed-out donors, believers in the cause

The leader of the Republican presidential contest ridicules donors and insists he is a billionaire who wants to “self-fund.” Yet there’s a prominent “donate” button on his campaign website, and …


Senate leader McConnell ‘optimistic’ GOP convention goes to a second ballot

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is “increasingly optimistic” that voting at the Republican National Convention in July will go to a second ballot, seeming to suggest he does …


K Street cash helps boost Hillary Clinton’s White House bid

In an election dominated by anti-establishment fervor, influential Washington lobbyists helped Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign haul in more than $1.5 million of her $33 million in donations during the first …


Trump’s inexperienced supporters hamstring delegate hunt

Donald Trump’s national campaign is largely staffed by an insular circle with little experience in the complexities of presidential politics.


Electability fears stymie Ted Cruz’s rise as Republican savior

Despite Ted Cruz’s rallying cry that his double-digit victory in Wisconsin last week would be a “turning point” in the Republican presidential race, scant signs exist that the Texas conservative …


Trump could lose delegates in states that have yet to vote

Donald Trump is about to get more fuel for his complaint about the Republican Party and its process for selecting the delegates who will determine his political fate at a …


Kasich denounces political paths trod by Trump, Cruz

Ohio Gov. John Kasich offered a withering denunciation Tuesday of his fellow Republican presidential candidates, casting them as purveyors of political darkness who have distorted reality in pursuit of their …


Trump amassing delegates who might not be loyal to him

Already behind the curve in organizing for the Republican convention, Donald Trump has missed crucial deadlines in a number of states to lock up delegates who would stay loyal beyond …


House Speaker Ryan rules out presidential bid

An aide to House Speaker Paul Ryan says the Wisconsin Republican will address reporters Tuesday to formally rule out a run for president this year.


Eye on Boise: Did Jim Risch endorse Ted Cruz or not?

When Idaho Sen. Jim Risch made one of his frequent appearances last week on CNN’s “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer, he kind of endorsed Ted Cruz for president – …


Cruz gets strong support at Spokane County Republican convention

The likelihood of the first contested Republican National Convention in half a century prompted local party members to prioritize selecting delegates Saturday at their Spokane County gathering. Party members’ fervor …


UPDATED: Sat., April 9, 2016, 8:39 p.m.

The Latest: Ted Cruz sweep in Colorado makes Donald Trump’s path tougher

The Latest on the presidential campaign, with the focus Saturday on the delegate hunt for Republicans in Colorado and Democrats in Wyoming, while several candidates campaign in New York, which …


UPDATED: Sat., April 9, 2016, 8:43 p.m.

Ted Cruz picks up all delegates in Colorado; Bernie Sanders wins in Wyoming

Ted Cruz completed his sweep of Colorado’s 34 delegates on Saturday while rival Donald Trump angled for favor a half-continent away in New York’s all-important April 19 primary. On the …


Charles Krauthammer: Trump has his core, but that’s it

With these candidates. Republicans seem determined to lose a highly winnable presidential race.


Election analysis: Sanders and Cruz claim Wisconsin victories, ignore daunting delegate math

Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders reveled Tuesday in hard-fought victories in the Wisconsin primary, but both men confront an implacable challenge ahead: math. What Cruz and Sanders are attempting is …


Cruz win in Wisconsin leaves Trump damaged front-runner

Republican Donald Trump emerged from Wisconsin as a damaged front-runner following a crushing loss to rival Ted Cruz, deepening questions about the billionaire businessman’s presidential qualifications and pushing the GOP …


UPDATED: Tue., April 5, 2016, 11:07 p.m.

Exit poll: Ted Cruz wins on Donald Trump fear; Bernie Sanders on excitement

Wisconsin GOP primary voters say a potential Donald Trump presidency inspires both more excitement– and more fear– than his remaining Republican rivals.