Presidential Candidates Take a Bite of the Big Apple

The candidates flocked to New York City ahead of the state's primaries on April 19.

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz and children make matzah, a traditional Jewish bread, at a campaign event in Brooklyn, New York on April 7, 2016.

The Texas senator is targeting the state's heavy Orthodox Jewish population, its most conservative districts upstate and those New York City districts with the fewest registered Republicans to get a hold of the state's 95 delegates.

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Ted Cruz wears a "Cruz 2016" yarmulke as he speaks to Jewish community leaders at the Jewish Center of Brighton Beach in Brooklyn, New York on April 7. Mary Altaffer / AP

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane eat at the Brooklyn Diner in New York City on April 7. Polls show Clinton leading on the democratic side, but after Sanders' double-digit victory in Wisconsin, the primary on April 19 will be critical for both campaigns.

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Bernie Sanders poses for a selfie with a supporter while walking through Midtown, Manhattan on April 7. Brian Snyder / Reuters

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich has lunch at Mike's Italian Deli at the Arthur Avenue market in the Bronx on April 7.

Kasich met potential voters and tried some of New York City's signature sandwiches. After the event, Kasich said "I love New York values" when asked about the phrase Cruz coined while attacking Donald Trump.

"(New York values mean) innovation, great neighborhoods, great food," Kasich said as he left the deli.


Hillary Clinton holds her Metrocard as she goes through the turnstile to enter the subway in the Bronx on April 7. Clinton hopped on the 4 train at Yankee Stadium and rode it uptown to the 170th St. Station with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

Though the former New York senator said she last rode the train only a year or two ago, she seemed to have some trouble with the turnstile. Clinton had to swipe her metro card four times before making it through.

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Hillary Clinton rides the subway with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz on April 7.


Ted Cruz waves to a supporter as he arrives for a campaign stop at the Sabrosura restaurant in the Bronx on April 6.

Cruz is hoping to take advantage of the state's rules to pick up scattered delegates across the state and put behind his infamous criticism of Trump and his “New York values.” The rule for obtaining delegates is that in any congressional district in which a candidate doesn't win 50 percent of the vote, the winner gets two delegates while the second-place finisher gets one.

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Hillary Clinton campaigns with borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. on April 7 in the Bronx.

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John Kasich takes an order for a slice of pizza to a customer at Gino's Pizzeria and Restaurant in Queens, New York on March 30.

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