Today’s campaign snapshots
Trump manager slams Cruz’s tactics
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s new convention manager accused Ted Cruz’s campaign of using “Gestapo tactics” after the Texas senator swept the party’s convention-delegate selection process in Colorado.
“He’s threatening,” Paul Manafort said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “You go to these county conventions, and you see the tactics, Gestapo tactics, the scorched-earth tactics.” He didn’t give any examples.
Cruz picked up all 34 delegates on offer in Colorado. The final 13 were selected at the end of a day-long convention Saturday in Colorado Springs.
As of Sunday Trump led the race with 743 delegates, according to Associated Press estimates. Cruz had 545 including the weekend’s pickups, while Ohio Governor John Kasich lagged far behind at 143.
Sanders supporters protest Clinton
A handful of Bernie Sanders supporters are protesting Hillary Clinton in Baltimore on Sunday.
The small group held up a sign reading: “Clinton: What about mass incarceration” and chanted “super predator.” As they were escorted out of the campaign rally by police, the activists chanted “Feel The Bern.”
Both Clinton and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, have been repeatedly protested for their support for the 1994 crime bill — a signature achievement of her husband’s administration.
They’ve both said they regret the bill because it contributed to high incarceration rates of black people for nonviolent crimes, like minor drug offenses. Sanders, then a congressman, also backed the legislation.
Kasich: Trump, Cruz will cost GOP seats
John Kasich is painting a gloomy picture for Republicans on all levels if either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz is the party’s presidential nominee in November.
The Ohio governor is citing “great concern” in the party — and not just about the White House race, but what happens if “we get blown out” in that contest.
Under that scenario, Kasich tells CBS’ “Face the Nation” that “we would lose seats all the way from the statehouse to the courthouse” — meaning races all down the ballot.
He thinks that’ll be “a big consideration” at the GOP convention this summer. Kasich’s hope for the nomination is based on the idea that no candidate wraps up enough delegates before the convention — and that he can emerge there.
From Detroit News wire services