Fresh off almost sweeping all of Tuesday’s primaries, Donald Trump got some great news. More elected officials are warming up to his candidacy.
Congressman Tom Reed, who represents New York’s 29th District, endorsed Trump. Reed is the second New York Congressman to endorse the reality television star. Representative Chris Collins from western New York had previously endorsed Trump.
“Now is the time to unite behind the candidate who I believe will be our nominee, Donald Trump,” Rep. Reed said in his statement. “We must move beyond the bombastic rhetoric to positive discussion about creating jobs and improving the lives of all Americans. We all care about improving people’s lives — that should always be our focus.”
Trump has a commanding primary lead in his home state of New York. A recent poll has him with 64% of the GOP vote for the April 19th primary. Ted Cruz is his nearest competitor with only 12% support. Trump has over a 50 point advantage over the freshman Senator.
Trump still has some roadblocks to securing enough delegates to wrap up the nomination outright and avoid a contested convention. The video below goes through the math. It is impossible for Ohio Governor John Kasich to do this. And it is highly improbably that Ted Cruz will be able to do it also.
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H/T: Conservative Tribune