NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Campaign 2016 is being dominated again by efforts to take down Donald Trump. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is trying to recover from what you might call a “bern” wound in Michigan.
“I just want to take this opportunity to thank the people of Michigan who repudiated the polls that had us 20, 25 points down a few days ago,” Sanders said.
Clinton, who scored a victory in Mississippi, brushed off the loss, looking instead to the general election, CBS2’s Craig Boswell reported.
“Running for president shouldn’t be about delivering insults; it should be about delivering results,” Clinton said.
For Sanders – the race is an uphill climb.
The former secretary of state has already earned more than half of the delegates needed to clinch the party nomination, with the inclusion of superdelegates.
Despite efforts by some in the Republican establishment to derail Trump’s campaign, he continues to extend his lead – picking up even more victories last night.
“I don’t think I’ve ever had so many horrible, horrible things said about me in one week,” Trump said.
The billionaire front-runner defeated his rivals in Michigan, Mississippi and Hawaii, while Sen. Ted Cruz carried Idaho. And Trump took time to, what else, promote and display various Trump products that Mitt Romney claimed were no longer up and running.
“There’s the water company, we sell water… We have Trump steaks, and by the way, if you want to take one, we’ll charge you…what, $50 a steak? You see the wine. Because mentioned Trump Vodka… He said, Trump magazine, is out, I said it is? I thought i read one, two days ago?” Trump said, CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported.
“We have tremendous support on the grassroots, and we are fighting to earn delegates,” Cruz said.
Carly Fiorina said Cruz is the only one who can beat Trump and Clinton as she officially endorsed him Wednesday.
Marco Rubio suffered a brutal night emerging with no new delegates.
Republican candidates were fighting for 150 delegates, while 179 Democratic delegates were at stake in the party’s two primaries. The delegates will select each party’s presidential nominee at national conventions in July.
Ohio and Florida are the next big prizes on the election calendar. They both vote next Tuesday, along with Illinois, North Carolina, and Missouri.