Today’s presidential campaign snapshots

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


Ben Carson

“A house divided cannot stand, and it is imperative the Republican Party exhibit unity by the candidates coming together with a pledge to talk about the many serious problems facing our country, instead of personally attacking each other.”

Ben Carson, on the need for a meeting of all GOP candidates prior to Thursday’s debate, as quoted in the Washington Times online.

Ted Cruz

“For any candidate that wakes up tomorrow who has not won any states” it could be “time to start coming together and unifying” against Donald Trump.

Cruz, on the GOP presidential nomination

John Kasich

“When this election moves north, fasten your seat belts. ... When I win Ohio, it will be a whole new day I can promise you that.”

Kasich, at a rally in Virginia, as quoted in USA Today online.

Marco Rubio

“How did that work out for Jesse Ventura? ... Jesse Ventura was an embarrassment.”

Marco Rubio, reminding a Minnesota audience about what can happen when voters angry with the political establishment elect an outspoken celebrity

Donald Trump

“He has to get out. ... He hasn’t won anything.”

Trump, saying Rubio should give up if he doesn’t win any states Tuesday


Hillary Clinton

“What we can’t let happen is the scapegoating, the flaming, the finger pointing that is going on the Republican side. ... It really undermines our fabric as a nation.”

Clinton, to voters in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Bernie Sanders

“I am confident that if there is a large voter turnout today across this country we are going to do well.”

Sanders, after voting Tuesday in his home state of Vermont.