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2016 GOP presidential primaries

Racial feud erupts as Republicans fight “unstoppable” Donald Trump

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The final-days sprint to Super Tuesday has erupted into a feud over a white supremacist as Donald Trump‘s Republican rivals scramble to stop the billionaire businessman from becoming an “unstoppable” force in the 2016 presidential contest. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio continued to hammer the GOP front-runner’s character and lack of policy specifics in a series of attacks Sunday while courting voters across the South. But it was Trump’s refusal to denounce an implicit endorsement from former Ku Klux Klan…

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Chris Christie endorses Donald Trump

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie backed Donald Trump in the Republican race for president Friday, a powerhouse endorsement as the billionaire tries to beat back assaults on his character from a newly aggressive rival, Marco Rubio. Christie joined Trump at a Forth Worth news conference and praised him as “the person who will go to Washington, D.C., and be able to absolutely turn the place around.” Christie said Trump was hands-down the better choice than Rubio, a first-term senator who…

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Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore ends White House bid

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Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore says he is dropping out of the race for the White House. The Republican says in a statement he plans to support his party’s nominee and will continue to speak out about what he called the dangers of electing Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders, the two candidates for the Democratic nomination. Gilmore announced his candidacy in July, saying his record as a national security expert and a fiscal conservative would set him apart in a crowded…

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Donald Trump wins New Hampshire after Iowa disappointment

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Donald Trump nailed down a solid first electoral win in New Hampshire’s presidential primary Tuesday, demonstrating his unorthodox campaign can translate large crowds at rambunctious rallies into the votes that determine delegates. His Republican rivals pinned their hopes on a strong second-place finish, looking to break from the pack and ensure the survival of their campaigns. Stung by his second-place showing in Iowa last week, Trump had been determined to make New Hampshire his proving ground for a campaign that…

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