Voters in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island head to the polls tomorrow to decide which candidate, GOP and Democratic, wins the state.
All the candidates are fighting for their primary lives, but two in the same party have teamed up to try to knock one out of contention. Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Ted Cruz hope to topple frontrunner Donald Trump in the long run.
Both men have been explicit about the coordination.
“Having Donald Trump at the top of the ticket in November would be a sure disaster for Republicans,” Sen. Cruz said in a statement. “Not only would Trump get blown out by Clinton or Sanders, but having him as our nominee would set the party back a generation. To ensure that we nominate a Republican who can unify the Republican Party and win in November, our campaign will focus its time and resources in Indiana and in turn clear the path for Gov. Kasich to compete in Oregon and New Mexico, and we would hope that allies of both campaigns would follow our lead. In other states holding their elections for the remainder of the primary season, our campaign will continue to compete vigorously to win.”
Gov. Kasich released a similar message.
Trump is leading the polls in Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.
On the other side of the aisle, Hillary Clinton is leading Sen. Bernie Sanders, though the senator has a small lead in Rhode Island. According to Sen. Sanders, he’s losing to Clinton because “poor people don’t vote.”
Do you think the Cruz-Kasich collaboration is enough to stop Trump?