Welcome to The Lid, your afternoon dose of the 2016 ethos…After tonight’s high-stakes primary, the 2016 candidates will move on to other contests, leaving New York to labor in its typical modest obscurity once more.
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It’s a Tuesday, and voters are voting, so your trusty NBC News primary live-bloggers are primary live-blogging! You can follow along with all the latest from New York primary night here.
Some food for thought while we’re awaiting the results: If Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both pull off the significant wins that polling suggests are coming, it will be another data point to show that TV advertising ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. Bernie Sanders has outspent Clinton by a 2-1 margin in the state ($5.6 million to $2.8 million, and Donald Trump’s campaign has spent just $67,000, well less than 20 percent of what his GOP rivals have.
POPPING ON NBC POLITICS
- We’ll do it LIVE: Follow the NBC News live blog for all the latest from the New York primary and beyond.
- Trump is set to roll to an easy victory in New York tonight, but that isn’t exactly what matters, MSNBC’s Benjy Sarlin reports.
- Bernie Sanders' campaign has outspent Hillary Clinton over New York's airwaves by a 2-to-1 margin, according to ad-spending data from SMG Delta.
- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is clarifying his remark that he is "optimistic" that there will be a second ballot at the Republican National Convention in July.
- RNC head Reince Priebus briefed GOP lawmakers on delegate process, pushing back against the idea that the process is “rigged.”
- From our latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll: A majority of voters now say that they believe the United States Senate should vote on President Barack Obama's nominee to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court
- And from First Read this AM: Frontrunners poised for big wins in the Big Apple.
FOR THE RECORD…
“So-called Goofy Uncle Joe — if you notice, I beat every Republican in every poll when they thought I was running. You notice that my favorability was higher than anybody that's running for office in either party.”
Joe Biden, to CNBC’s John Harwood
The Republican National Committee begins its spring meeting in Florida.
Hillary Clinton campaigns in Philadelphia.
Donald Trump campaigns in Indianapolis and in Berlin, Maryland