Donald Trump is really happening. Trump — the billionaire developer who has never held public office — took a major step toward becoming the Republican nominee for president by tapping into angry white voters from Massachusetts to Alabama to dominate the Super Tuesday contests. By snagging the vast majority of delegates across the 11 states where Republican voters cast ballots, Trump not only showed he could attract support in different parts of the country, he left his challengers little hope of intercepting him en route to the nomination. The night’s results also showed he’d survived the past five days of aggressive attacks on him as a “con man” who could destroy the party. Even Sen. Ted Cruz’s winning the night’s biggest delegate prize — his home state of Texas, as well as neighboring Oklahoma — was good news for Trump. So was the fact that his other rivals, Sen. Marco Rubio, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, have enough money and hubris to stick around longer, too, despite trailing badly. “The best thing to happen to Trump is that Cruz won his home state because that means he’s going to stay in the race,” said Dave Brady,… Read full this story
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