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OFF TO THE RACES: Could Trump put House GOP majority in jeopardy?
Perry Bacon Jr. asks if Trump's unpopularity could put the House GOP majority in jeopardy.
NBC's Alex Jaffe reports on all the latest from the RNC spring meeting. "Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich made dueling pitches to Republican National Committee members at the RNC's Spring Meeting on Wednesday, each seeking to lock down the support of a few more delegates in preparation for a possible contested convention. The gathering of nearly 200 state party leaders and chairmen — all of whom will be delegates to the national convention in July — offers the candidates one of the biggest pots of potential backers they'll see over the course of the campaign."
Where will Sanders go from here? Alex Seitz-Wald takes a big look at the state of the Democratic race.
The AP on the race for delegates in Pennsylvania: "Republican Party officials and political operatives say they expect an onslaught of delegate persuasion to begin in earnest after the election. A below-the-radar persuasion effort began last week, with Trump and Cruz loyalists telephoning delegate candidates to try to secure pledges of support. The Trump and Cruz campaigns have released a list of supportive delegates and are preparing campaigns to get them elected."
New York's attorney general is looking into complaints about voting on primary day.
Here’s NPR’s guide to a contested convention.
CRUZ: He told NBC yesterday: ""Nobody's getting 1237."
KASICH: He told the Washington Post: "My Republican Party doesn’t like ideas."
Here's a full transcript of his conversation with the Washington Post.
SANDERS: The New York Times' view on the road forward for Sanders: "Mr. Sanders, who took the day off to rest and regroup with his advisers, is under intense pressure to win the Pennsylvania primary on Tuesday or fall even further behind Mrs. Clinton’s sizable lead in pledged delegates needed to capture the nomination. A new Pennsylvania poll put Mr. Sanders 13 percentage points behind Mrs. Clinton, despite heavy spending by the Sanders campaign on television advertisements. Another loss could hamper his formidable fund-raising, which Sanders advisers described as steady but not as strong as it could have been with a New York victory."
His campaign manager told Bloomberg that Sanders will be a Democrat for life.
He's under pressure from Democratic leaders for his dismissal of voters in the South, POLITICO reports.
TRUMP: Leigh Ann Caldwell notes that Trump's campaign is reaching out to delegates in Pennsylvania.
From POLITICO: "Donald Trump’s new chief campaign strategist, Paul Manafort, is bringing on some close associates for key spots on Trump's presidential campaign, including several whose lobbying histories seem to epitomize the special interest influence against which the candidate rails.
Among the influence industry veterans who have been helping the campaign in recent weeks, according to sources close to the Trump campaign, are Laurance Gay, who had worked with Manafort on an effort to obtain a federal grant that one congressman called a “very smelly, sleazy business,” and Doug Davenport, whose firm’s lobbying for an oppressive Southeast Asian regime became a liability for John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign."
He told the Wall Street Journal he'll be "more effective and more disciplined" because "I'm not going to blow it."
In an internal memo, his campaign claims they'll get 1,400 delegates at the convention.