Republican Donald Trump’s top aides and supporters yesterday downplayed a chaotic week in which the New York businessman was distracted from his core message by personal spats, as a new poll showed him trailing Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Mitt Romney tightened his grip on the Republican presidential nomination, sweeping three primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, DC, and urged his party to shift focus to the general election showdown with President Barack Obama.
Rick Santorum won crucial primaries in Alabama and Mississippi in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, dealing a devastating blow to Newt Gingrich and securing his position as the chief conservative alternative to front-runner Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney reached out to conservatives suspicious of him and sought to assert himself as the inevitable Republican US presidential nominee, despite failing to deliver a knockout blow to his rivals in the biggest round of nominating contests.
A Washington state victory in hand, Mitt Romney is looking ahead to tomorrow’s 10-state bonanza that features contests from Alaska to Ohio to Massachusetts, millions in campaign spending and the largest single day of voting yet in the Republicans’ topsy-turvy primary race.
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said Sunday that he does not believe in the separation of Church and state, adding that he was sickened by John F Kennedy’s assurances to Baptist ministers 52 years ago that he would not impose his Catholic faith on them.
Republicans raised and spent money for the presidential race at a frenetic pace in January, according to financial disclosures that also show why Democrats are concerned about the flagging Super PAC that supports President Barack Obama.