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Trump looks to knock out Cruz in Indiana

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 00:58

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump hopes the Indiana primary will bring him closer to his party's nomination and knock rival Senator Ted Cruz out of the race. Diane Hodges reports.

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It's a critical day for the Republican presidential candidates, as Indiana primary voters head to the polls. Front-runner Donald Trump leads his closest rival Ted Cruz by 15 points in the latest polls. He says a victory in Indiana will be a crushing defeat for Cruz. (SOT) DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "Lyin' Ted does not the temperament to be doing this. He is choking like a dog because he is losing so badly." Cruz is hoping he can win in Indiana and can keep his campaign going through July, to the possibility of a contested convention. (SOUNDBITE) TED CRUZ, SAYING: "The entire country is depending on the state of Indiana." Trump now has 996 delegates, and 57 more are up for grabs in Indiana. On the Democratic side, front-runner Hillary Clinton holds a more than six-point lead over challenger Bernie Sanders. She spent the final day before the vote campaigning in West Virginia and Kentucky.

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Trump looks to knock out Cruz in Indiana

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 00:58