Today’s presidential campaign snapshots
A one-time Republican presidential hopeful who hasn’t always had kind words for Ted Cruz says it’s clear that the Texas senator has emerged as the best chance to derail Donald Trump’s path to the nomination.
Lindsey Graham says Cruz “has made the best case thus far that he can be the alternative to Trump.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger is throwing his support to Gov. John Kasich in the presidential contest, saying Kasich is an “action hero” in his own right.
Schwarzenegger says Kasich “kicked some serious butt” during his 18 years in Washington, when he helped balance the federal budget, and he says Kasich is keeping the American Dream alive in Ohio. Kasich said electing him would send the message that “raising the bar for your kids will win in this country.”
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has won Puerto Rico’s Republican primary, his second win of the race for the GOP presidential nomination.
It wasn’t clear how many delegates the contest awards him.
Donald Trump is insisting he is popular among Hispanics, a potentially significant factor in the Florida primary later this month.
Trump is at his Trump National course in Doral, Florida, for the final round of the Cadillac Championship. He says he has 1,400 employees there, about 70 percent of whom he described as Hispanic.
Female pastors in Detroit are likening Hillary Clinton to a biblical warrior.
Bishop Corletta Vaughn of Holy Ghost Cathedral said she watched Clinton “take a licking and keep on ticking” — not politically, but “as a wife and a mother.” She says Clinton taught women “how to stand in the middle of adversity, keep your face on, don’t sweat it.”
Vaughn cited the biblical character Deborah, a female fighter in the Old Testament, as she introduced Clinton on Sunday. So did Deedee Coleman, pastor at Russell Street Missionary Baptist Church.
The delegate numbers are stacked against Bernie Sanders, but the Vermont senator isn’t lacking for confidence in the Democratic presidential race.
Sanders is coming off victories Saturday in Kansas and Nebraska and looking for more in the coming weeks.
He tells ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that “geographically, we are looking good” and that he sees “a path toward victory.”
Hillary Clinton now has at least 1,121 delegates, compared with at least 481 for Sanders. It takes 2,383 delegates to win the nomination.
From Detroit News wire services