Tuesday, April 26, 2016
By Mark Pazniokaswww.ctmirror.org
Connecticut today propelled Republican Donald J. Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton closer to their parties’ presidential nominations, with Trump winning a landslide and Clinton holding off a tenacious Bernie Sanders.
Trump won in all five primaries today along I-95: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Clinton lost only Rhode Island. Connecticut was the last state placed in her column, a win declared around 10:30 p.m. by the Associated Press and most networks.
“I consider myself the presumptive nominee,” Trump said in televised remarks from New York City.
Rep. Tony D’Amelio, R-Waterbury, one of the few elected officials here to endorse Trump, said it was time for other Republican officials to shake off their reservations about the brash billionaire, who has belittled foes, demonized Muslims and undocumented immigrants, and accused GOP leaders of trying to rig what may yet be a contested convention in Cleveland.
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