Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

Cruz taps Fiorina as running mate

4:09 pm Apr. 27, 2016

In a move that was immediately derided as one born out of political desperation, Ted Cruz announced in Indiana on Wednesday that former GOP rival Carly Fiorina would be his Vice Presidential running mate, as

Trump battle lines are clearly drawn

1:46 pm Apr. 27, 2016

Donald Trump came here to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to give a foreign policy speech. The political reaction that it spawned most likely foreshadows the way his campaign will be received from now until November.

For only the second time, Trump used a teleprompter to make his remarks – and it showed, as the GOP leader used a more tentative and soothing voice to deliver his speech.

Trump’s main policy plan

Clinton, Trump edge toward November showdown

10:45 pm Apr. 26, 2016

In a decisive set of victories, Donald Trump overwhelmed his Republican rivals and Hillary Clinton took another big step toward her party’s nomination, as voters in five eastern states pushed Trump and Clinton closer to a general election showdown for President in November.

Trump didn’t just win on Tuesday – he obliterated Ted Cruz and John Kasich in five eastern states:

+ Trump had 57 percent in Pennsylvania
+ 55 percent in Maryland

Tuesday’s GOP delegate math

2:30 am Apr. 26, 2016

The varied rules of the Republican Party will be on full display Tuesday when it comes to winning delegates for the national GOP convention, as Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut and Rhode Island deliver their verdict

Kasich sees open GOP convention

3:01 pm Apr. 25, 2016

From Rockville, Maryland

On the eve of a five state primary showdown, John Kasich pushed for votes in Pennsylvania and Maryland – the two biggest delegate prizes – as he urged voters to rally around him

Cruz, Kasich team up to stop Trump

9:36 pm Apr. 24, 2016

In a last ditch effort to stop Donald Trump from winning the Republican nomination, the Ted Cruz and John Kasich campaigns announced on Sunday night that they have agreed to focus on different states, in

Cruz wins another delegate weekend

8:05 pm Apr. 24, 2016

The weekend brought more fresh examples of how the organization of Ted Cruz has captured a delegate edge on Donald Trump in some states, as Cruz added more delegates in Minnesota and got his supporters elected to Trump delegate slots in Maine, raising the stakes for this week’s primaries in the race for the Republican nomination for President.

Cruz first added five new delegates in Minnesota, as the GOP formally elected

After big win, Trump pushes on

8:44 pm Apr. 20, 2016

A day after crushing his two remaining Republican rivals in his home state of New York, Donald Trump hit the road on Wednesday, trying to make sure he gains even more momentum next week when five states hold primaries on April 26.

“Who is going to vote on Tuesday?” Trump said to cheers in a rally in the town of Berlin on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

After referring to Ted Cruz as “Senator”

Big wins for Trump, Clinton in NewYork

11:24 pm Apr. 19, 2016

Ending several weeks of setbacks in their respective campaigns, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton delivered a strong election statement in their home state, as each won the New York Primary by a convincing margin, as both try to get back on course to win their party nominations, which would set up a clash between the two in November.

“We don’t have much of a race anymore,” Trump said to supporters in

Trump, Clinton favored in New York Primary

9:52 pm Apr. 18, 2016

Ready to end several weeks of delegate defeats and questions about whether they can win their party’s nomination for President, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both poised to grab an important victory in New York’s Primary on Tuesday, hoping it will set each of them on a path to victory at their respective conventions in July.

After a string of rallies in the Empire State, Trump last night finished his