Presidential campaign snapshots: Monday, March 7


Ted Cruz

“We pray for his full recovery and are thankful for the efforts of law enforcement to ensure the attacker is swiftly brought to justice.”

— A statement issued by the Cruz campaign after an Idaho pastor who led the prayer at a rally for Cruz was shot outside his church the following day.

John Kasich

“To make things better, you have to step on toes, there are no two ways around it.”

— Kasich, telling an audience at a community college in Monroe that he has the tenacity and experience to make real change in Washington.

Marco Rubio

“I’ve only been in the Senate for five years, and I’ve kept my promises to fight hard against the status quo, and that’s why I’m running for president.”

— Rubio, saying he doesn’t want to be cast either as an establishment figure or an outsider incapable of getting anything done.

Donald Trump

Protesters are interrupting Trump in North Carolina.

Before Trump took the stage, more than a dozen young people were escorted out of the building after linking hands and standing to the side of the stage. The final two people escorted from the arena held three fingers in the air in a kind of salute. One of the men had on a yellow emblem reading, “Stop Islamophobia.”


Hillary Clinton

Clinton says that if she is the Democratic nominee she hopes that Bernie Sanders will support her “the way I supported President Obama when I dropped out.”

Clinton recalled that she had “a lot of passionate supporters who did not feel like they wanted to support then-Senator Obama” who defeated her in the 2008 primaries.

Bernie Sanders

Sanders is accusing Clinton of mischaracterizing his position on the federal government’s 2008 bailout of the auto industry.

Clinton accused Sanders of opposing the auto bailout during Sunday night’s debate in Flint. Sanders says he will “make no apologies” for not voting to “bail out the crooks on Wall Street whose illegal behavior and greed brought this economy into the worst downturn since the 1930s.”