Anti-Trump forces look for breakthrough in Wisconsin
Yesterday’s primary in Wisconsin was a pivotal moment in the battle for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.
Republicans intent on blocking billionaire businessman, Donald Trump, faced a key test in the state, perhaps their best chance to slow down the Trump campaign and his hopes of securing the 1,237 committed delegates before the July party convention in Cleveland.
Denying Trump the delegates he needs to claim the nomination before July could lead to a contested convention in Cleveland, an uncertain outcome Trump supporters would love to avoid.
The latest polls in Wisconsin put Trump’s rival, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, in the lead, with Ohio Governor John Kasich trailing well behind.
Trump has campaigned in Wisconsin with the hope of putting behind him last week’s problems that included a notable misstep on abortion and a vehement defense of campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who faces a battery charge in Florida for allegedly grabbing a reporter’s arm last month.
Trump has tried to rally Wisconsin voters by reminding them of his initial appeal as a political outsider ready to bring a businessman’s ethic to the White House.
“I’m really a good businessman. I’m so good at business, oh, you people are going to be so rich so fast you don’t even know. You don’t know how rich you are going to be,” Trump told supporters at a rally in Wausau, Wisconsin, where he was joined on the stage by former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, Sarah Palin.
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