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Results Of March 15th GOP Primaries/Caucuses – Poll Projections Included For Purpose Of Comparison


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MARCH 15TH

POLL PROJECTIONS (Combined Averages For Florida, Illinois, Missouri. North Carolina And Ohio)
Donald Trump: 37.5%
Ted Cruz: 24.8%
John Kasich: 16.8%
Marco Rubio: 12.0%

RESULTS (March 15, 2016)
Donald Trump
Total Votes: 3,190,482
Average Percentage: 42.5%
States Won: FL, IL, NC And MO
Delegates Won: 216

John Kasich
Total Votes: 1,739,720
Average Percentage: 19.2%
States Won: OH
Delegates Won: 80

Ted Cruz
Total Votes: 1,653,239
Average Percentage: 25.6%
States Won: None
Delegates Won: 51

Marco Rubio
Total Votes: 961,306
Average Percentage: 10.5%
States Won: None
Delegates Won: 6

Total Delegate Allocation Since Iowa
Donald Trump: 673
Ted Cruz: 411
Marco Rubio: 169
John Kasich: 143

Total Vote Count Since Iowa
Donald Trump: 7,541,464
Ted Cruz: 5,479,989
Marco Rubio: 3,392,133
John Kasich: 2,721,254

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Results Of March 8th GOP Primaries/Caucuses – Poll Projections Included For Purpose Of Comparison


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MARCH 8TH

POLL PROJECTIONS (Combined Averages For Michigan, Mississippi, Hawaii And Idaho)
Donald Trump: 36.9%
Ted Cruz: 18.4%
Marco Rubio: 16.6%
John Kasich: 10.1%

RESULTS (March 8, 2016)
Donald Trump
Total Votes: 740,467
Average Percentage: 38.6%
States Won: HI, MI And MS
Delegates Won: 71

Ted Cruz
Total Votes: 580,146
Average Percentage: 34.9%
States Won: ID
Delegates Won: 56

John Kasich
Total Votes: 373,917
Average Percentage: 15.3%
States Won: None
Delegates Won: 17

Marco Rubio
Total Votes: 180,813
Average Percentage: 10.8%
States Won: None
Delegates Won: 0

Total Delegate Allocation Since Iowa
Donald Trump: 458
Ted Cruz: 359
Marco Rubio: 151
John Kasich: 54

Total Vote Count Since Iowa
Donald Trump: 4,344,542
Ted Cruz: 3,579,114
Marco Rubio: 2,426,859
John Kasich: 1,088,248

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Results Of GOP Super Tuesday Primaries/Caucuses – Poll Projections Included For Purpose Of Comparison


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SUPER TUESDAY

POLL PROJECTIONS (Combined Averages For Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont And Virginia)
Donald Trump: 30.1%
Ted Cruz: 20.1%
Marco Rubio: 18.9%
Ben Carson: 9.4%
John Kasich: 6.6%

RESULTS (March 1, 2016)
Donald Trump
Total Votes: 2,952,964
Average Percentage: 34.6%
States Won: AL, AR, GA, MA, TN, VT, VA
Delegates Won: 237

Ted Cruz
Total Votes: 2,507,233
Average Percentage: 25.4%
States Won: AK, OK, TX
Delegates Won: 209

Marco Rubio
Total Votes: 1,879,467
Average Percentage: 23.0%
States Won: MN
Delegates Won: 94

John Kasich
Total Votes: 544,649
Average Percentage: 8.6%
States Won: None
Delegates Won: 19

Ben Carson
Total Votes: 494,281
Average Percentage: 6.5%
States Won: None
Delegates Won: 3

Total Delegate Allocation Since Iowa
Donald Trump: 319
Ted Cruz: 226
Marco Rubio: 110
John Kasich: 25
Ben Carson: 8

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Results Of Early GOP Primaries/Caucuses – Poll Projections Included For Purpose Of Comparison


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IOWA

POLL PROJECTIONS (Average As Of January 31, 2016)
Donald Trump: 28.6%
Ted Cruz: 23.9%
Marco Rubio: 16.9%
Ben Carson: 7.7%
Jeb Bush: 4.1%
John Kasich: 2.9%
Carly Fiorina: 2.6%
Chris Christie: 2.4%

RESULTS (February 1, 2016)
Ted Cruz: Votes – 51,666 (27.6%) —— Delegates Won: 8
Donald Trump: Votes – 45,429 (24.3%) —— Delegates Won: 7
Marco Rubio: Votes – 43,228 (23.1%) —— Delegates Won: 7
Ben Carson: Votes – 17,394 (9.3%) —— Delegates Won: 3
Jeb Bush: Votes – 5,238 (2.8%) —— Delegates Won: 1
Carly Fiorina: Votes – 3,485 (1.8%) —— Delegates Won: 1
John Kasich: Votes – 3,474 (1.8%) —— Delegates Won: 1
Chris Christie: Votes – 3,284 (1.7%) —— Delegates Won: 0

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NEW HAMPSHIRE

POLL PROJECTIONS (Average As Of February 4, 2016)
Donald Trump: 31.2%
Marco Rubio: 14.0%
John Kasich: 13.5%
Ted Cruz: 11.8%
Jeb Bush: 11.5%
Chris Christie: 5.8%
Carly Fiorina: 4.8%
Ben Carson: 2.8%

RESULTS (February 9, 2016)
Donald Trump: Votes – 100,406 (35.3%) —— Delegates Won: 10
John Kasich: Votes – 44,909 (15.8%) —— Delegates Won: 4
Ted Cruz: Votes – 33,189 (11.7%) —— Delegates Won: 3
Jeb Bush: Votes – 31,310 (11.0%) —— Delegates Won: 3
Marco Rubio: Votes – 30,032 (10.6%) —— Delegates Won: 3
Chris Christie: Votes – 21,069 (7.4%) —— Delegates Won: 0
Carly Fiorina: Votes – 10,967 (4.17%) —— Delegates Won: 0
Ben Carson: Votes – 5,969 (2.27%) —— Delegates Won: 0

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SOUTH CAROLINA

POLL PROJECTIONS (Average As Of February 18, 2016)
Donald Trump: 32.9%
Ted Cruz: 18.1%
Marco Rubio: 17.1%
Jeb Bush: 10.5%
John Kasich: 10.0%
Ben Carson: 6.9%

RESULTS (February 20, 2016)
Donald Trump: 239,851 (32.5%) —— Delegates Won: 50
Marco Rubio: 165,881 (22.5%) —— Delegates Won: 0
Ted Cruz: 164,790 (22.3%) —— Delegates Won: 0
Jeb Bush: 57,863 (7.8%) —— Delegates Won: 0
John Kasich: 56,206 (7.6%) —— Delegates Won: 0
Ben Carson: 53,326 (7.2%) —— Delegates Won: 0

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NEVADA

POLL PROJECTIONS (Average As Of February 15, 2015)
Donald Trump: 42.0%
Ted Cruz: 20.0%
Marco Rubio: 19.0%
John Kasich: 7.0%
Ben Carson: 6.0%

RESULTS (February 23, 2016)
Donald Trump: 34,531 (45.9%) —— Delegates Won: 14
Marco Rubio: 17,940 (23.9%) —— Delegates Won: 7
Ted Cruz: 16,079 (21.4%) —— Delegates Won: 6
Ben Carson: 3,619 (4.8%) —— Delegates Won: 1
John Kasich: 2,709 (3.6%) —— Delegates Won: 1

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Total Delegate Allocation So Far
Donald Trump: 81
Marco Rubio: 17
Ted Cruz: 17
John Kasich: 6
Ben Carson: 4

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Chris Christie And Carly Fiorina Are Folding Up Their Tents

Chris Christie To End Presidential Campaign – CBS News

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After a sixth place finish in New Hampshire’s Republican primary on Tuesday, Chris Christie is calling it quits.

The New Jersey governor made the decision after conferring with major donors. He concluded that he did not have the financial support to continue his campaign, reports CBS Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett, citing a senior campaign source.

Christie spent significant campaign resources on the New Hampshire primary, wooing voters and banking on the state’s famous friendliness to governors running for the GOP nomination. Last week, Christie received plaudits for his debate takedown of rival Marco Rubio in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he slammed the Florida senator for his automaton-like answers to moderators’ questions.

But on Tuesday night, Christie finished with just single-digit support, behind Donald Trump, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and Rubio. After a poor showing in Iowa, Christie is the only candidate left running who has so far accumulated zero delegates.

Christie addressed his backers at a primary night event in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Thanking volunteers and supporters, Christie said he did “not regret one minute” of the time spent in the early-voting state.

“I have both won elections that I was supposed to lose and I’ve lost elections I was supposed to win. And what that means is you never know and it’s both the magic and the mystery of politics – that you never quite know when which is going to happen, even when you think you do,” he said. “We leave New Hampshire tonight without an ounce of regret, not for the time we’ve spent, and for the thousands of people tonight in New Hampshire who will have voted for us. We thank each and every one of them.”

Of Republican front-runner Donald Trump, Christie said he “deserves congratulations” for winning the support of Granite State voters.

Trump, for his part, told “CBS This Morning” that Christie had called to congratulate him, and said in an interview on Fox News, “Frankly, Chris is somebody that maybe wouldn’t have to get out. I think somebody like Jeb Bush has far less talent than Chris, and he’s still in so you know, it’s one of those things.”

The New Jersey Republican announced Tuesday that he would be heading back to his home state, instead of continuing on to campaign in South Carolina, the last primary state before March’s Super Tuesday contests.

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Carly Fiorina Is Dropping Out Of The Race – Mediaite

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Carly Fiorina is dropping out of the presidential race.

After a weak showing in New Hampshire last night, Fiorina becomes the second candidate, after Chris Christie, to bow out today.

Here’s the full statement she posted to Facebook:
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This campaign was always about citizenship – taking back our country from a political class that only serves the big, the powerful, the wealthy, and the well connected. Election after election, the same empty promises are made and the same poll-tested stump speeches are given, but nothing changes. I’ve said throughout this campaign that I will not sit down and be quiet. I’m not going to start now. While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them.

Our Republican Party must fight alongside these Americans as well. We must end crony capitalism by fighting the policies that allow it to flourish. We must fix our festering problems by holding our bloated, inept government bureaucracy accountable. Republicans must stand for conservative principles that lift people up and recognize all Americans have the right to fulfill their God-given potential.

To young girls and women across the country, I say: do not let others define you. Do not listen to anyone who says you have to vote a certain way or for a certain candidate because you’re a woman. That is not feminism. Feminism doesn’t shut down conversations or threaten women. It is not about ideology. It is not a weapon to wield against your political opponent. A feminist is a woman who lives the life she chooses and uses all her God-given gifts. And always remember that a leader is not born, but made. Choose leadership.

As I have said to the many wonderful Americans I have met throughout this campaign, a leader is a servant whose highest calling is to unlock potential in others. I will continue to serve in order to restore citizen government to this great nation so that together we may fulfill our potential.

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*AUDIO* Mark Steyn And Howie Carr Discuss The Presidential Primaries (02/05/16)

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Tea Party Candidates Win U.S. House, Senate Primaries (Videos)

Tea Party-Backed Candidate Sasse Wins GOP Senate Primary In Nebraska – Fox News

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Tea Party favorite Ben Sasse won the Republican nomination for an open Senate seat in Nebraska Tuesday night, after a heated and costly primary battle that drew heavy national attention.

Sasse, a university president, was able to hold off former state treasurer Shane Osborn and dark horse candidate Sid Dinsdale, who had begun to surge in recent weeks. Sasse grabbed 49 percent of the vote with Dinsdale finishing second and Osborn finishing third, according to preliminary returns.

“We were never doing this because we need another job,” Sasse told supporters Tuesday night. “We were only going to do this if we were going to talk about big, bold conservative ideas.”

The win makes Sasse a huge favorite in November’s general election, where he’ll face Democrat Dave Domina, an Omaha attorney. The winner will replace Republican Mike Johanns, who didn’t seek a second term.

Sasse, the president of Midland University, had steadily gained the backing of some of the most influential conservative groups and figures. His victory is a huge win for the Tea Party, as the movement has struggled to gain traction this year in the primaries.

Osborn had the backing of allies of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and ran an aggressive campaign. Further scrambling the race, Pinnacle Bank President Dinsdale had sought to capitalize on the Sasse-Osborn fight and had climbed in the polls.

In recent weeks, big names gravitated to Sasse’s side, including Sarah Palin and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. Sasse also has the backing of the Club for Growth, the Tea Party Patriots, the Senate Conservatives Fund and FreedomWorks.

“Ben Sasse won this race because he never stopped fighting for conservative principles,” said Matt Hoskins, executive director of the Senate Conservatives Fund, which spent more than $1.2 million to help Sasse.

Cruz said Sasse’s win “is a clear indication that the grassroots are rising up to make D.C. listen.”

Sasse focused on his conservative credentials, opposition to abortion, support for gun rights and goal of repealing and replacing the health care law.

In one 30-second ad, Sasse’s two young daughters, Alex and Corrie, talked about how much their dad opposed the Affordable Care Act. “He wants to destroy it,” said one daughter. “He despises it,” said the other.

However, Sasse advised former Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt’s firm as the group reached out to businesses and organizations in 2010 to explain and implement the new law. Osborn recently began running a 30-second TV ad linking Sasse to writings and speeches from several years earlier commenting on elements that would become part of the law firmly opposed by most Republicans.

Outside groups and the candidates have spent millions on the race in which the GOP winner is widely expected to prevail in November. The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the party’s campaign operation, remained neutral.

The Tea Party movement has struggled in earlier contests, with their favored candidates losing to establishment favorites in Texas, North Carolina and Ohio.

Looking ahead to upcoming primaries, the Tea Party’s chances to upset incumbents have been diminishing in Kentucky, Kansas, Idaho and Mississippi.

In Nebraska’s GOP primary for governor, Omaha businessman Pete Ricketts narrowly defeated Attorney General Jon Bruning. Term limits prevented Republican Gov. Dave Heineman from running again.

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Tea Party-Backed Mooney Wins In W.Va. – The Hill

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Former Maryland Republican Party Chairman Alex Mooney won the Republican nomination for West Virginia’s 2nd district Tuesday night, delivering the Tea Party a win.

Mooney was taking 33 percent support to 20 percent support each for former U.S. International Trade Commissioner Charlotte Lane and pharmacist Ken Reed when the Associated Press called the race.

Democrats believe Mooney’s victory gives them the best shot at picking up the seat, open thanks to Rep. Shelley Moore Capito’s (R-W.Va.) run for Senate.

Though she held the district for eight terms, it’s the least conservative of the state’s three districts and Democrats are enthusiastic about attorney Nick Casey, who easily won the party’s nomination Tuesday night.

Democrats believe the main attack Mooney’s opponents used against him in the primary – that he’s a political opportunist and carpetbagger, having moved to the district from Maryland to run after considering a run for former Rep. Roscoe Bartlett’s (R-Md.) seat last cycle – remains potent in the general.

And they see his conservative support, which helped him through the primary, as a liability in the general.

Lane was initially considered the frontrunner for the nomination, but a number of national conservative groups – including the Senate Conservatives Fund and Citizens United – backed Mooney and invested about $80,000 in ads boosting him in the final weeks of the race.

SCF executive director Matt Hoskins said the group spent $90,000 on the race and congratulated Mooney in a statement, pledging to help him win in November.

“Alex Mooney started out as the underdog, but won this race because he ran on conservative principles,” Hoskins said. “He will fight for common sense West Virginia values in Congress.”

Mooney had argued he was the true conservative in the race, touting his pro-gun, anti-abortion rights positions in his campaign ads.

The final advertising push from outside groups, along with Mooney’s more than 2-to-1 cash advantage over Lane, boosted his message in the final weeks and helped him overcome those carpetbagging attacks from his rivals.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee declared in a memo that their Democratic candidates are “poised to run winning races in every district in the state,” but West Virginia’s 2nd remains their best shot at a pickup this cycle.

In West Virginia’s 3rd district, they’ll be fighting hard to defend Rep. Nick Rahall, one of Democrats’ most vulnerable incumbents, who will face state Sen. Evan Jenkins in the general.

National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Ian Prior declared Rahall’s primary would be the “last election he ever wins,” but Rahall did handily defeat his challenger, taking 65 percent of the vote with about two-thirds of the precincts reporting.

In West Virginia’s 1st district, Democrats are fronting state Auditor Glen Gainer, but he has a slim shot at taking down sophomore Rep. David McKinley (R).

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