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Trump, Clinton poised to widen leads with East Coast primaries

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 01:06

Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are looking to extend their leads as five states in the Northeast hold their primary contests. Linda So reports.

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Polls are open for primary day in five states on the East Coast. The results from these contests are expected to solidify the presidential race. Republican front-runner Donald Trump is poised to win all five states, including Pennsylvania, the day's biggest prize. Voters there have a direct say in selecting the delegates who will go the GOP convention in July. SOUNDBITE: REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL FRONT-RUNNER DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "You have to get your beautiful delegate card, and you have to vote for your delegates, the delegates." The day before the primaries, Trump blasted rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich for their alliance to deny him delegates. He lashed out hard at the Ohio governor. SOUNDBITE: REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL FRONT-RUNNER DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "He takes pancakes this big, and he's shoving it in his mouth. This is not a presidential person." On the Democratic side, front-runner Hillary Clinton is also looking to solidify her lead over rival Bernie Sanders. The Vermont senator says he's not giving up, despite polls that show the former secretary of state leading in all five states. SOUNDBITE: DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BERNIE SANDERS, SAYING: "We are going to continue the fight until the last vote is cast." With big wins on Tuesday, Clinton could be on track to clinch the nomination by mid-May.

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Trump, Clinton poised to widen leads with East Coast primaries

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 01:06