GOP turnout in East Duluth record breaking
Pat Mast co-chair of Republican House District 7A in East Duluth said "i've never seen a caucus like this one before. We had hundreds of people attending. I've been doing these for about 20 years and this is absolutely a record breaker for attendance."
-- Dan Kraker, MPR News
Big night for Rubio?
"This could be a very big night for Rubio" in Minnesota, said political analyst Maureen Shaver on MPR News just now.
Minnesota bucks national trend?
MPR News political analyst Todd Rapp on MPR News just now: "We're going to make news because we are an outlier."
Trump's coalition becomes more broadbased
A couple of months ago, the conventional wisdom was that Donald Trump was banking on the support of white working class voters. And, tonight, he certainly did well with the non-college population; he overwhelmingly won their support.
But early exit polls also suggest the business man-turned politician has built a much broader coalition. In Massachusetts, a majority of GOP primary voters had a college degree. And, Trump seems to have won college grads overwhelmingly. Early exit polls show he had 45 percent to Ohio governor John Kasich's 21 percent and Florida Senator Marco Rubio's 19 percent. The three of them were in a virtual tie among post-graduates. Keep in mind, of course, we don't have the margin of error for these polls.
In Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee it was a similar story. Trump won college grads. The picture is more complicated in Texas, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Arkansas. But the exit polls suggest even if Trump did not win college voters, he came close. And, the results debunk the idea that Trump has a ceiling limited to white working class voters.
— Asma Khalid, NPR
Kasich: Crazy stuff and precious moments
"You know this campaign is pretty crazy stuff. But you know what, there have been so many precious moments. And moments that have changed my life."
"If we continue to spend money like drunken sailors ... if you don't have fiscal responsibility, you can't make it."
"I do not believe that economic growth is an end unto itself. Sometimes they call me a different kind of Republican, and I welcome that. You see, I don't believe that in the United States of America, the mentally ill ought to be living in prisons or sleeping under a bridge. I think it's time to put the resources towards helping them to get on their feet and get their God-given destiny."