Today's presidential campaign snapshots
“A con artist is about to take over the Republican Party and the conservative movement, and we have to put a stop to it.”
— Marco Rubio told CBS’ “This Morning,” waging a fresh assault on Donald Trump
“Open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money.” He adds, “If I become president, oh, do they have problems.”
— Donald Trump on American newspapers.
“I know exactly when Ted’s going to drop out of the race. March 12th. That’s Canadian week at Myrtle Beach, when all of our Canadian friends get 10 percent off,”
— Lindsey Graham on Ted Cruz at the Washington Press Club Foundation.
Retired neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says “let’s pray that it can work for America” if Donald Trump becomes the GOP nominee.
Carson says during an appearance Friday at a conference of religious broadcasters in Nashville that if Trump were to surround himself with the right advisers, “it might not be the total disaster that we anticipate.”
Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced his support for Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Friday.
“I served alongside John Kasich in Congress when he was Chairman of the Budget Committee and led the way to balance the federal budget," the former Illinois lawmaker said in a statement released through Kasich's campaign. — Politico
“I think it does take me a little bit longer to get into the rhythm of campaigning. We hit our stride in Nevada. Our message of breaking all barriers is really beginning to take hold. I really felt we were on an upward trajectory.”
— Hillary Clinton on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Bernie Sanders says he’s sensitive to issues like drug addiction and low employment that affect Native American communities.
Before a rally in Hibbing, Minnesota, on Friday morning, Sanders met with a group of about a dozen Native American tribal council members. The Vermont senator said that the way Native Americans have been treated is a “disgrace” and that he has a track record of support for their community.
From Detroit News Wire services