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Front-runners take lead in presidential race

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 01:42

Front-runners Clinton and Trump move ahead in presidential race, as the road to the White House knocks out Rubio, and gives a life-line to Kasich. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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STORY: A night of victories for presidential front runners with Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State, posting early wins on the Democratic side in Florida, Ohio and North Carolina, and Republican front runner Donald Trump winning big but falling shy of a sweep, losing in Ohio to Governor John Kasich in Kasich's home state. Trump, who now faces a three way struggle with Kasich as well as Texas Senator Ted Cruz, is calling for party unity. (SOUNDBITE) REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE DONALD TRUMP, (ENGLISH) SAYING: "The fact is we have to bring our party together. We have to bring it together." The wins for Clinton added to her lead in pledged delegates over rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders. And, as she has after other primary wins, Clinton began to focus on a possible match-up with Trump. (SOUNDBITE) DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE HILLARY CLINTON, (ENGLISH) SAYING: "To be great, we can't be small. We can't lose what made America great in the first place, and this isn't just about Donald Trump. All of us have to do our part." With Marco Rubio losing his home state of Florida and bowing out of the race, Kasich's win in Ohio will make him the prime hope of the party's mainstream leaders who fear Trump's rowdy campaign will lead the party to defeat in November. And with Sanders on the Democratic side not bowing out, the race for the White House continues, even as the front runners edge ahead.

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Front-runners take lead in presidential race

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 01:42