Donald Trump working to right campaign after shaky week

Donald Trump yesterday worked to right his campaign after a shaky week, brushing off missteps about abortion, nuclear weapons, and Republican rival Ted Cruz as he looked forward to tomorrow’s presidential primary in Wisconsin.

Trump, acknowledging the possibility of a loss, said it would be better to win the state, but was confident he’d get the nomination regardless.

Amid talk of the Republican establishment trying to block the frontrunner, party chairman Reince Priebus said the nomination process will be open and transparent.

If the race isn’t settled after all the primary contests, then “we’re going to have a multi-ballot convention”, with more and more delegates free to pick a candidate of their choice in each round. But Priebus was clear: “Nothing can get stolen from anyone.”

On the Democratic side, the race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders has grown increasingly bitter, too, though it has not matched the GOP contest for raw hostility.

Their attention will quickly turn to an even more consequential contest, in New York on April 19, where Clinton hopes to avoid an upset in the state she served as senator. Clinton told NBC’s Meet the Press she was confident the two campaigns could settle on a debate date before that primary.


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