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Ted Cruz, likable guy? He’s working on that

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After spending a year campaigning as a hardened, uncompromising conservative, Ted Cruz wants voters to see him in a different light. Cruz’s presidential campaign is embarking on a concerted effort to highlight a more affable version of the fiery Texas Republican. He’s started working the late night talk show circuit, a new forum for the senator, and his wife, Heidi, has also been appearing more often on national TV to present him as a likable figure. Cruz’s two young daughters,…

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Ted Cruz outmaneuvering Donald Trump in battle for Marco Rubio delegates

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Marco Rubio won Minnesota decisively March 1, but the 17 delegates he was awarded are now up for grabs, free to vote for any candidate they like on a first ballot at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. In a hotly contested Republican primary that looks increasingly likely to culminate in a contested convention this summer, those delegates will be critical. The battle for them is essentially throwing states such as Minnesota, which have already held their nominating contests, back…

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GOP official rails over effort aimed at nomination rules

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In an extraordinary display of internal discord, the chairman of the Republican Party’s rules committee accused top GOP officials Saturday of “a breach of our trust” by improperly trying to impede a proposed change in bylaws that would make it harder for party leaders to nominate a fresh candidate for president. Bruce Ash, RNC committeeman from Arizona, wrote the harshly worded email to the other 55 members of the GOP rules committee that he chairs. The confidential email, obtained by…

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Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders emerge victorious in Wisconsin primaries

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Republican Ted Cruz stormed to a commanding victory in Wisconsin Tuesday, denting front-runner Donald Trump‘s chances of capturing the GOP nomination before the party’s convention. Democrat Bernie Sanders triumphed over Hillary Clinton but still faces a mathematically difficult path to the White House. Trump’s defeat capped one of the worst periods of his campaign, a brutal stretch that highlighted his weaknesses with women and raised questions about his policy depth. While the billionaire businessman still leads the Republican field, Cruz…

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GOP ads give Democrats anti-Donald Trump playbook

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“Bimbo. Dog. Fat pig,” disgusted women say, looking straight into the camera. Another explains, “Real quotes from Donald Trump, about women.” Flip the channel. “I know words. I have the best words,” Trump says. That commercial proceeds with a 30-second, bleeped-out tour of his coarsest comments. Both ads — and dozens more that portray Trump as a selfish, deceptive buffoon — are sponsored by fellow Republicans trying to derail the political outsider from capturing their party’s presidential nomination. But these…

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Donald Trump: Is he the quintessential Florida Man?

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Donald Trump drew thousands to his rallies around the Sunshine State, basking in their adoration, his face glowing like a Florida orange as he anticipated victory. “Florida loves Trump, and I love Florida, so I think I’m going to win Florida,” he repeated. Trump did win Florida on Tuesday, claiming victory with the bravado of someone who survived a particularly hellish South Florida commute. The only actual Floridian in the race — Marco Rubio, a Cuban-American born in South Florida…

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Florida winners Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump opposites – not just by party

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Florida Republicans and Democrats went in opposite directions in picking Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as their choice to be on November’s presidential ballot. Republicans went with a brash casino owner who has never run for office and is blowing up conventional political wisdom. Democrats went with a woman who represents a political dynasty and has been in the nation’s capital as first lady, senator, presidential candidate and secretary of state for much of the last 24 years. And in…

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