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Republicans

Ben Carson

“There are news people here who think I’m going to make a concession speech. ... This is a just-the-beginning speech.”

— Carson, after finishing last in the South Carolina primary, as quoted in the Washington Post online.

Ted Cruz

“We are not a campaign that is going to question the faith of another candidate for president.”

— Cruz on asking his campaign spokesman to resign for tweeting a story that falsely alleged Marco Rubio insulted the Bible.

John Kasich

Kasich raised eyebrows when he said Monday that he first got elected to the state Senate in part by “women who left their kitchens” to campaign for him.

— Kasich says he’s unscripted and will continue operating that way — even if it gets him in trouble. He later told reporters how women have played a big role in his administration and campaigns.

Marco Rubio

“I wish Nevada would make (prostitution) illegal. But that’s their decision to make. I don’t agree with it.”

— Rubio on how he’s “anti-prostitution,” but he wouldn’t make prostitution a federal crime to stop the practice in Nevada should he win the presidency.

Donald Trump

“Rudy is a very knowledgeable friend. I consider his counsel very important.”

—Trump, in an email to the Washington Post, in which he said he has been getting campaign advice from former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Democrats

Hillary Clinton

Clinton has pulled ahead of Bernie Sanders in the race for delegates awarded in primaries and caucuses.

Clinton eked out the final delegate from Saturday’s Nevada caucuses, giving her a total of 52 caucus and primary delegates. Sanders has 51.

Bernie Sanders

Does Bernie Sanders still see a path to victory? Sanders says “the short, three-letter answer is Y-E-S.”

Sanders said he’d like reporters to please stop asking him when his campaign will end. He’s pledging to stay in the Democratic nomination fight with Clinton for a long, state-by-state slog.

From Detroit News wire services.

A daily look at what the 2016 presidential candidates are doing and saying as Michigan’s March 8 primary approaches

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