WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016 following (all times local):
Hillary Clinton says Bernie Sanders deserves credit for a “good night” in the Wisconsin primary, but that he hasn’t “done his homework” when it comes to curbing gun violence or reining in Wall Street.
Clinton told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Sanders’ recent remark that gun dealers shouldn’t necessarily be subject to lawsuits was “unimaginable” because it put the rights of the gun industry above parents whose children have been killed by guns.
She said voters need to ask themselves whether he can deliver on his promises, including his pledge to break up big banks. She said none of what he has said about the banks “seems to be rooted in an understanding of either the law or the practical ways you get something done.”
Hillary Clinton is maintaining a lead of more than 200 delegates after Bernie Sanders’ win in Wisconsin.
On Tuesday, Sanders netted about a dozen delegates, winning 47 to Clinton’s 36. Three remain to be allocated, pending final vote tallies.
But his win wasn’t big enough to make up much ground in delegates. Democratic contests award delegates in proportion to the vote, so more narrow victories do little to cut into a frontrunner’s big delegate lead.
Based on primaries and caucuses to date, Clinton now has 1,279 delegates to Sanders’ 1,027.
The lead is even bigger when including superdelegates, or party officials who can back any candidate.
Clinton now has 1,748 to Sanders’ 1,058. It takes 2,383 to win.
Republican Donald Trump is emerging from Wisconsin as a damaged front-runner following a crushing loss to rival Ted Cruz. It’s a significant setback that deepens questions about the businessman’s White House qualifications and pushes the GOP contest toward a rare contested convention fight.
Democrat Bernie Sanders also scored a sweeping victory in Wisconsin’s primary that gives him a fresh incentive to keep competing against Hillary Clinton. But Sanders still lags Clinton significantly in the delegate count.
After months of dominating the Republican race, Trump suddenly finds himself on the defensive. He’s struggled through a series of missteps, including his campaign manager’s legal issues after an altercation with a female reporter and his own awkward explanation of his position on abortion.