Former governor Larry Hogan announces run for Senate in Maryland
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump cruised to victory in GOP-organised caucuses within the US Virgin Islands and Nevada on Thursday, cementing his dominance within the race to safe the occasion’s presidential nomination.
The former president ended the night in Nevada, the place his solely challenger was Texas pastor Ryan Binkley, with more than 90 per cent of the vote, selecting up an extra 26 delegates.
Nikki Haley, who branded the Silver State’s caucus “a scam”, solely managed a second-place end in its main on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Larry Hogan, the previous Republican governor of the closely blue state of Maryland, has introduced he’s operating for the US Senate, saying that he’ll “stand up to both parties” if elected.
Mr Trump endorsed a favorite candidate of the Republican institution in Montana’s Senate race as an alternative of the extra MAGA-friendly candidate on Friday afternoon.
Congressman Matt Rosendale, one of many eight Republicans who voted to oust Kevin McCarthy, introduced he’ll run for the Republican nomination for Senate in Montana to problem incumbent Democrat Jon Tester. But Mr Trump introduced that he would endorse Tim Sheehy, whom institution Republicans largely support, as an alternative of Mr Rosendale.
Matt Rosendale announces Senate run in Montana, organising a Maga civil struggle
Mr Rosendale made the announcement in a video on Friday after a lot hypothesis that he would achieve this. Mr Rosendale ran for Senate in opposition to Mr Tester in 2018 and narrowly fell brief even in a yr when many incumbent Democrats misplaced re-election in states that Donald Trump run.
Mr Rosendale referred to as out his rival for the Republican nomination, Tim Sheehy, whom Republicans together with Montana Senator Steve Daines, who runs the National Republican Senatorial Committee, have praised. He additionally referred to as out Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
“This Republican primary race is the people of Montana versus Mitch McConnell, Joe Biden and the Washington insiders,” Mr Rosendale mentioned in his announcement video. “Mitch McConnell knows that I won’t support him for Republican leader, so he’s trying to keep me out of the Senate.”
Mr Rosendale bragged that he voted to overturn the 2020 presidential election on January 6 and contrasted it with how Mr Sheehy gave cash to Nikki Haley, Mr Trump’s sole remaining opponent within the GOP main.
But Mr Tester instructed The Independent that he didn’t care who can be the nominee.
“Well, I mean, look, I don’t have much reaction, but frankly, I don’t really think it matters who comes out of the primary,” he mentioned. “This is going to be the same race.”
Eric Garcia, Katie Hawkinson9 February 2024 22:00
Tracking the 2024 Republican delegates
Delegates are people who characterize nearly all of voters of their state or district. They might be occasion leaders, activists, volunteers, legislators or different individuals who approve of the occasion’s platform.
Each state is given a selected variety of Republican or Democratic delegates. This yr, Republicans have allotted 2,429 delegates. A candidate wants roughly 1,215 to secure a nomination.
How delegates are given to every candidate relies on the state. Some states, like Iowa and New Hampshire, award delegates proportionally to the quantity of support they get. Other states, like Nevada, have a winner-take-all methodology during which the candidate with essentially the most votes will get all the delegates.
Former president Donald Trump is at the moment the Republican frontrunner with essentially the most quantity of delegates thus far. Former UN ambassador Nikki Haley is in second place.
Our map will likely be up to date as the outcomes of primaries or caucuses are available in. You can scroll over the states in pink to see how delegates have been allotted to every candidate thus far.
Ariana Baio9 February 2024 21:00
Super Tuesday: When is it, which states are collaborating and what number of delegates are at stake?
Super Tuesday, the most important day of the US presidential primary season, arrives early subsequent month and guarantees to have a decisive if maybe considerably anticlimactic affect on the respective Republican and Democratic races.
All however one in every of his challengers have fallen away, leaving solely the well-funded however under-performing ex-UN ambassador Nikki Haley nonetheless swinging.
But even she could not make it to Super Tuesday (though she has promised she is going to), as the subsequent Republican main takes place in her house state of South Carolina and present polling signifies the Palmetto State’s former governor may very well be in for one more trouncing on her house turf, an extra humiliation after she scored fewer votes than the “none of these candidates” box on Nevada poll papers.
“Is there any way we can call the election for next Tuesday?” a cocky Mr Trump gloated on stage in Las Vegas after that outcome.
“That’s all I want. I want to call the election for next Tuesday.”
However, if Ms Haley can by some means conjure a shock victory in both South Carolina on 24 February or Michigan on 27 February, it is going to be recreation on for Super Tuesday and we might discover ourselves with a really fascinating night certainly.
Joe Sommerlad9 February 2024 20:13
VIDEO: Former governor Larry Hogan announces run for Senate in Maryland
Former governor Larry Hogan announces run for Senate in Maryland
Gustaf Kilander9 February 2024 20:00
How Trump soured on Ronna McDaniel after seven years of loyalty
Here’s Gustaf Kilander on how the previous president’s friendship with the Republican National Committee chair lastly fell aside regardless of years of dogged lapdog obedience on her half.
Joe Sommerlad9 February 2024 19:00
Haley lays into Trump and Biden’s ages once more after disastrous night time in Nevada
Despite a disastrous outcome within the Nevada main this week the place she was crushed by “None of these candidates” in a race during which Donald Trump didn’t take part, Nikki Haley continues to put into the previous president and present occupant of the Oval Office, Joe Biden, over their respective ages.
The former UN ambassador is focusing all of her vitality on her house state of South Carolina the place she served as governor for 2 phrases, and has vowed to remain within the race for the Republican Party presidential nomination even after Tuesday’s embarrassing end result within the Silver State.
Her marketing campaign pitch in opposition to each Trump and President Biden is that they’re each too outdated to steer the nation, aged 77 and 81 respectively, and that it’s time for generational change.
Oliver O’Connell has this one.
Joe Sommerlad9 February 2024 18:00
Voices: Biden’s gaffes are a present to Trump – however it’s nonetheless not too late to eliminate him
For Independent Premium, Jon Sopel appears at per week of unforced errors from the president and studies that Democrats are nonetheless quietly hoping a substitute candidate will emerge to run in his place.
Joe Sommerlad9 February 2024 17:00
Trump desires election held subsequent week after Nevada win
A jubilant Donald Trump instructed a crowd of supporters in Las Vegas on Thursday night time that he desires the election held subsequent week after he claimed one other caucus victory in Nevada.
Appearing onstage on the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino he mentioned: “Is there any way we can call the election for next Tuesday? That’s all I want. I want to call the election for next Tuesday.”
The former president additionally gloated about rival Republican candidate Nikki Haley dropping to “none of these candidates” within the state’s main earlier within the week.
As we noticed earlier, Trump acquired confused in regards to the days of the week in his remarks, saying that the first was “last night” when it was really on Tuesday.
“And last night, and you know what happened last night, none of the above,” he mentioned.
“I would like to congratulate none of the above. I was one of those none of ever aboves, and they won by 44 points.”
Joe Sommerlad9 February 2024 16:00
Haley calls lack of costs for Biden a ‘double standard’
Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley launched a press release in regards to the particular counsel’s report on X yesterday, calling out what she felt was a double customary:
Here’s Eric Garcia, Andrew Feinberg and Alex Woodward to clarify why Biden was not charged for holding onto labeled paperwork however Trump was.
Joe Sommerlad9 February 2024 15:00
Biden comes out preventing after labeled paperwork report questions his reminiscence
An offended and animated President Joe Biden hit again at a Republican prosecutor’s declare that his reminiscence is defective in last-minute remarks to reporters on Thursday.
Earlier within the day, the Department of Justice launched a report by particular counsel Robert Hur, the previous Maryland US lawyer that lawyer basic Merrick Garland charged with probing how labeled paperwork ended up at Biden’s house in Delaware and former workplace in Washington.
Hur didn’t advocate that Biden face prison costs, citing what he described as vital “mitigating factors” that led him to state that costs weren’t warranted and wouldn’t have been warranted even when Biden weren’t president and barred from being prosecuted by Department of Justice coverage.
More contentiously, the Republican prosecutor famous that Biden’s reminiscence in regards to the paperwork was “significantly limited” throughout his interviews with investigators and included particulars within the report about Biden’s presentation throughout interviews that appeared tailored to suit claims by former president Donald Trump and his allies that the president just isn’t mentally competent.
At one level, he claimed that Biden didn’t keep in mind what yr his late son, Beau Biden, had died from mind most cancers, and he described a part of an interview during which the president, in his telling, had bother protecting monitor of the years throughout which he served as vp.
Responding, the president was having none of it.
Here’s Andrew Feinberg’s report.
Joe Sommerlad9 February 2024 14:00