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  • Trump prepared to cede Wyoming delegate contest

    04/15/2016 2:57:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 142 replies
    The Record ^ | April 15, 2016 | Ben Neary, The Associated Press
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Donald Trump's presidential campaign has all but thrown in the towel in Wyoming ahead of Saturday's Republican convention. The billionaire businessman's campaign made a conscious decision not to commit resources to Wyoming, according to Alan Cobb, a senior Trump adviser. Trump picked only up a single delegate in last month's Wyoming county conventions while Cruz scored nine. There are 14 more delegates at stake at this weekend's state convention. In a telephone interview with The Associated Press from the convention site in Casper, Wyoming, Cobb said Friday that he expects Trump's rival Ted Cruz to sweep...
  • Reince Priebus to Donald Trump: ‘Give Us All a Break’

    04/13/2016 8:00:30 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 240 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 13 Apr 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Republican Party Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is taking a swipe at GOP frontrunner Donald Trump over his complaints about the Colorado delegate-selection process. Reince Priebus @Reince Nomination process known for a year + beyond. It's the responsibility of the campaigns to understand it. Complaints now? Give us all a break 7:18 PM - 12 Apr 2016
  • Trump Campaign Fumbles Plea For Washington State Delegates by Sending It To D.C. Residents

    04/12/2016 12:58:41 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 60 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/12/2016 | Mediaite
    So, here’s what’s going on: Trump wants delegates from the state of Washington, so the campaign sent out an email soliciting possible delegates on Friday, April 8 to let everyone know that the deadline to submit their Declaration of Candidacy for Delegate form was Wednesday, April 6. Oh, no. It gets worse, though. There is no deadline anyway. Well, there sort of is, but it isn’t April 6 across the board; Washington has a number of conventions that all take place on different days and have different deadlines.. The gaffe would have reflected poorly on the campaign if they’d send...
  • Bankruptcy and Colorado: The rules only count for Donald Trump when they work to his advantage

    04/11/2016 3:55:24 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 65 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-11-16 | Vince
    Despite what you may have heard or read, Donald Trump has never filed for bankruptcy. His companies have, four times, but Donald Trump never has.  The purpose of corporations is for investors to put a limited amount of capital at risk in exchange for the opportunity to earn money in any one of a myriad of legal ways. Investor use the corporate structure to ensure that if their bets go south, the most they can lose is the capital they invested in the first place. Corporate bankruptcy laws can give a company an opportunity to restructure its business in a...
  • NBC Poll: Trump, Clinton Hold Sizable Leads in New York

    04/11/2016 2:39:29 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/11/2016 | NBC News
    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have opened up double-digit leads in New York ahead of the state's April 19 primary, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll. "The road to the convention goes through New York for both the Democrats and Republicans," said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, which conducted this survey. "Right now, the front-runners look like they will erase recent setbacks and add significantly to their delegate margins." In the Republican race, Trump gets support from 54 percent of likely Republican primary voters - followed by John Kasich at 21...
  • Ted Cruz Isn't Cheating, He's Winning

    04/11/2016 1:45:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 455 replies
    The Excellence in Broadcasting Network ^ | April 11, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, there's something else about these delegate fights that have taken place over the weekend where Cruz has just skunked Trump. It isn't even a contest. It is fascinating to watch. And, of course, the Trump people think that games are being played and that tricks are being pulled. But that's not happening. This is just somebody who understands the system using it. You know, we could go into a little discussion if you want about insider versus outsider, and I've tried to tell people: "These insiders are not just gonna let this stuff go, folks. They're...
  • Byron York: Is GOP headed for its own Bush v. Gore?

    04/11/2016 2:14:07 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/11/16 | Byron York
    It's now likely Republicans are headed toward a contested convention in July. But they might be headed toward more than that — the party could be on its way to an internal version of the 2000 election, the race in which the candidate who lost the popular vote won the presidency, leaving injured feelings and diminished faith in the legitimacy of the electoral system.* And it could be worse than that. The 2000 winner of the popular vote, Al Gore, lost the presidency because of the constitutional structure under which electors, not popular vote totals, determine who enters the White...
  • GOPe Has Run the Numbers-They Think They Can Do It Even With 3rd Party

    04/11/2016 6:50:39 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 49 replies
    As of late...Ryan's Fake Unity Message with comments galore, Reuter's Poll publishing 33% of Trump supporters will drop GOP, strange and random phone calls to Tea Party-types coming from RNC. All a ruse to data mine what their margins are.......they really are gonna go for it. Surmising the same thing is happening on the Dem side, they will keep their alliance with DEMe, even if it means losing House and Senate. Too much money at stake for the Uni-Party. If we can't succeed, the Middle Class is truly done.
  • Donald Trump Loses Weekend Delegate Fight in Five States

    04/10/2016 5:04:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 225 replies
    Time Mag. ^ | Apr. 10, 2016 | Zeke J Miller
    Donald Trump’s effort to reset his campaign following defeat in Wisconsin showed no signs of paying off this weekend, as a series of technical failures by his campaign set his hopes back even further. From Thursday to Saturday, Trump suffered setbacks in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, South Carolina and Indiana that raise new doubts about his campaign’s preparedness for the long slog of delegate hunting as the GOP race approaches a possible contested convention. He lost the battle on two fronts. Cruz picked up 28 pledged delegates in Colorado. In the other states, rival campaigns were able to place dozens of...
  • How Ted Cruz has won the Nomination

    04/10/2016 5:02:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 276 replies
    Red State ^ | April 10, 2016 | Michael Harrington
    Those in the know are now spreading the word. Read it here first! Earlier I had a different Note, and different stuff written. Now I can tell you that Ted Cruz is the winner, I can prove it for most people. Yes read it again, Ted Cruz has won the nomination. Trump is letting people go as we all know. Florida, Ohio, and other battleground States have seen most positions slashed. Staff in his Headquarters have been let go as well even when they were performing critical roles. Trump did not even have a New York Team until last week....
  • Heidi Cruz: Betrayed by Cheating Husband..4 mil divorce explodes..threesomes/sleazy letters/proof

    04/10/2016 4:46:48 PM PDT · by drewh · 149 replies
    plus 'sensational photo proof'
  • Cruz Sweeps Colorado as Trump Campaign Issues Error-Filled Ballots

    04/10/2016 12:54:55 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | Apr 10 2016, 10:00 am ET | Benjy Sarlin
    COLORADO SPRING, Colo. — Sen. Ted Cruz finished Colorado's delegate fight the way he started it: With overwhelming victory.Donald Trump finished it the way he started as well: With a disorganized and frustrated campaign plagued by mistakes.Cruz took all 13 of the delegates up for grabs on Saturday to complete a clean sweep of the state. Delegates endorsed by his campaign swept all seven Congressional District conventions held over the last week as well, which added another 21 delegates. Another three slots are reserved for state party officials."Today was another resounding victory for conservatives, Republicans, and Americans who care about...
  • Trump’s new convention manager: Cruz is using “Gestapo tactics” to win delegates

    04/10/2016 1:53:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 10, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I don’t know what this means. Probably it’s not supposed to mean anything. I think Team Trump’s just throwing words out there now, the more sinister the better, to delegitimize the fact that Cruz is humiliating them in wrangling delegates. (We’re a week away, I figure, from Manafort comparing Cruz’s delegate operation to slaveholding.) It may even be that the more vicious Trump and his allies get, the more hyperbolic the Trump’s campaign’s accusations against Cruz will become to try to create a false sense that the race has turned equally nasty on both sides. Note that the “Gestapo” answer...
  • Cruz outmaneuvering Trump in behind-the-scenes battles for delegates (COLORADO Yesterday)

    04/10/2016 11:28:52 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 66 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 10 April 2016, 0600 a.m. | Melanie Mason and Mark Z. BarabakContact Reporters
    David Coonradt came to the Colorado state Republican convention as part of Ted Cruz's “persuasion team,” a squad of volunteers working to secure more delegates to propel Cruz to the party's presidential nomination. He came ready to tout the Texas senator's gun-rights and antiabortion credentials, the most crucial information he had to impart appeared on the back of his neon orange Tshirt. “The official Ted Cruz slate,” the shirt blared, with the names of 13 prospective delegates below. More than 600 people were vying Saturday for 13 delegate slots for the Republican National Convention in July. The Cruz campaign wanted...
  • Trump's New Right-Hand Man Accuses Cruz Campaign of 'Gestapo Tactics'

    04/10/2016 10:13:55 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 100 replies
    NBC News ^ | 04/10/2016 | SHAWNA THOMAS and ALI VITALI
    In his first Sunday show interview since taking on an expanded role in Donald Trump's campaign, Paul Manafort was quick to raise questions about the tactics Sen. Ted Cruz' campaign is using to secure delegates. After being asked whether threatening delegates is fair game in the hunt for the 1237 required to secure the republican nomination, Manafort responded, "It's not my style, and it's not Donald Trump's style … But it is Ted Cruz's style." He then called the Cruz campaign's methods "Gestapo tactics, scorched-earth tactics." "We're going to be filing several protests because reality is, you know, they are...
  • Trump to get 25 Mich. delegates at GOP National Convention

    04/10/2016 6:55:19 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 25 replies
    WoodTV ^ | Published: April 9, 2016, 5:44 pm | Updated: April 9, 2016, 11:12 pm | Associated Press and 24 Hour News 8 web staff
    <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP/WOOD) — More than two dozen delegates from Michigan are pledged to businessman Donald Trump at this summer’s Republican National Convention.</p> <p>On Friday and Saturday, Michigan Republicans elected the state’s national delegates during the state’s GOP convention in Lansing. Those elected this weekend will later cast their vote at the national convention, which determines a GOP presidential nominee.</p>
  • Political ‘Hunger Games’ roils Trump’s inner circle

    04/09/2016 7:18:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 8, 2016 | Kenneth P. Vogel, Ben Schreckinger and Eli Stokols
    Front-runner’s adult children huddle with their father as staff divides among three competing aides. Donald Trump’s campaign overhaul has inflamed an internecine struggle among three of his closest advisors, creating an atmosphere that multiple sources likened to a political “Hunger Games.” According to interviews with more than a dozen people on or close to the campaign, staffers are increasingly dividing themselves into competing factions aligned with Trump’s three top officials – embattled campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who still commands deep loyalty among many of the people he hired; deputy campaign manager Michael Glassner, who has a growing group of supporters;...
  • Florida’s Delegate Rules Could Boost Donald Trump at Contested Convention

    04/09/2016 7:25:13 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 21 replies
    Florida may prove crucial to Donald Trump’s presidential hopes if the Republican nomination race goes to a contested convention. Under the state’s GOP rules, all of the 99 delegates Trump received when he won Florida’s March 15 primary must vote for him through the first three nominating ballots at a contested convention. That makes Florida unique. Thirty-one states and territories require Republican delegates to support the winner of a given primary or caucus only for the first ballot, according to the Republican National Committee. Seven require delegates to back the primary or caucus winner for the first two ballots. The...
  • Big Win For Trump In Michigan

    04/09/2016 6:41:54 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 117 replies
    It looks like Ted is getting a taste of his own medicine. CNN reports from Lansing, Michigan; Ted Cruz suffered a rare convention loss Saturday after delegates backing John Kasich and Donald Trump boxed him out of key positions in the Michigan delegation. The Texas senator’s campaign ran eight delegates for eight committee spots and lost every one, alleging it was “double-crossed” by Kasich supporters. The Michigan delegation picked one Trump supporter, Matt Hall, and one Kasich supporter, Judi Schwalbach, for the two seats on the powerful rules committee. The Cruz campaign lost votes for both seats. The rules committee...
  • Ted Cruz delegate-wrangling operation outclassing Trump

    04/09/2016 5:25:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 139 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/09/2016 | Rick Moran
    Ted Cruz's delegate-hunting operation is running rings around Donald Trump's team, and he's making gains because of it. In North Dakota last weekend and Colorado this weekend, Cruz's team is out-hustling and outmanuevering Donald Trump, probably picking up a majority of unbound and "uncommitted" delegates in both states. Fox News: While Donald Trump still holds the delegate lead in the GOP presidential primary race, his Achilles heel has been a perceived weakness in his ground game. Seeking to capitalize on this, Cruz has outmaneuvered Trump lately in the behind-the-scenes battle for delegates in places that don't assign them through traditional...