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Why Trump’s rivals can’t catch him

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He’s the only GOP candidate with a realistic chance of winning a majority of delegates. But it’s a tightrope walk. Donald Trump is the only Republican candidate with a realistic chance of winning the 1,237 delegates necessary to claim the party’s presidential nomination, according to a POLITICO analysis. A close …

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AP delegate count: Trump not yet on track to win nomination

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, accompanied by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, takes questions from members of the media during a news conference on Super Tuesday primary election night in the White and Gold Ballroom at The Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, March 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite Donald Trump’s string of Super Tuesday victories, the billionaire businessman must do even better in upcoming primaries to claim the Republican presidential nomination before the party’s national convention this summer, an AP delegate count shows. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is emerging as the candidate who might …

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Trump can’t close the deal: Four Republican candidates, four pieces of bad Super Tuesday news

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It was not a clarifying Super Tuesday. It was almost a blowout Super Tuesday. For each of the four delegate leaders in the Republican race, Tuesday night taught them something worrying about the nomination fight. Ted Cruz’s Southern strategy failed. Almost nobody has uttered the word “firewall” this year without getting …

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