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Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton aim for sweeps of northeastern primaries

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Donald Trump is aiming for a sweep of all five Northeastern states holding primaries Tuesday, including Pennsylvania, with his rivals pinning their hopes of stopping the Republican front-runner on a fragile coordination strategy in the next rounds of voting. For Democratic leader Hillary Clinton, wins in most of Tuesday’s contests would leave little doubt that she’ll be her party’s nominee. Rival Bernie Sanders‘ team has sent mixed signals about his standing in the race, with one top adviser suggesting a…

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Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders make final pushes ahead of New York primary

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Hillary Clinton greeted recently-unionized workers at a Queens car wash during her final day of campaigning ahead of the New York primary. Clinton cited the workers as evidence of how “real change happens.” “It didn’t happen overnight,” she told a small crowd at the Hi-Tek Wash & Lube. “You work at it every day.” The remark echoes her recent attacks on rival Bernie Sanders, who she says promises an impossible-to-achieve “political revolution.” Earlier on Monday, she stopped at a hospital…

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Bernie Sanders addresses his wounded “revolutionaries” in Arizona

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was unable to come up with a sequel to his “Michigan miracle” last week, dropping the key state of Ohio and a majority of delegates Tuesday night to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. After dropping Ohio and Florida and with results in Illinois and Missouri still in doubt, Sanders spoke to a boisterous crowd in Phoenix, Arizona where he attempted to rally the troops and keep his self-styled political “revolution” rolling despite newly longer odds. “Don’t settle for…

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Bernie Sanders wins Florida Young Dems straw poll 89%-11%

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to win Florida’s Democratic presidential primary contest on Tuesday over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, but the generational enthusiasm gap was evidenced in a big way in a straw poll conducted by the state’s Young Democrats. Sanders blew out Clinton by an overwhelming margin among Florida Young Dems, taking in 88.5 percent of the vote with more than 1,000 ballots cast, according to the group in a release Tuesday morning. “We are thrilled at the level…

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Bill Clinton campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Tallahassee

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Former President Bill Clinton paid a visit to the state capital Monday afternoon to campaign at the nation’s largest historically black college, Florida A&M University, on behalf of his spouse Hillary Clinton, who is looking to clinch the Democratic presidential primary in the face of a surging left-leaning rebellion led by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. In Tuesday’s Florida Democratic contest — as opposed to in Midwestern states like Illinois, Ohio, and Missouri also voting Tuesday night — the result is not much in doubt, as an older…

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Patrick Murphy picks up Florida carpenters’ union endorsement

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U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy picked up more labor support on Monday in his quest to out-maneuver liberal challenger U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson in the Democratic primary for Florida’s open U.S. Senate seat. The United Brotherhood of Carpenters Florida Regional Council  endorsed Murphy’s bid for the seat left vacant by Marco Rubio. It’s betting on the Palm Beach congressman’s moderate approach to the issues and less combative personal style compared to Grayson, a natural ally of labor, according to many observers. The union’s political director, Tim Mitcheltree, said…

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Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton continue dominance in 2016 primaries

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Republican front-runner Donald Trump swept to victory in the Mississippi and Michigan presidential primaries Tuesday, deepening his grip on the GOP nominating contest despite fierce efforts to block his path. Democrat Hillary Clinton easily carried Mississippi but was locked in a close race with rival Bernie Sanders in Michigan. The primaries offered Trump and Clinton a chance to pad their leads and start turning toward the general election. But Sanders was hoping to prevent a Clinton coronation with a strong…

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