Republican nomination battle gets personal; Trump, Clinton hold on to delegate leads

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More delegates are up for grabs Saturday as Democrats host presidential caucuses in Alaska, Washington, and Hawaii. The Republicans have two big contests coming up as well:  Wisconsin on April 5 and New York on April 19.

Including super delegates, Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders in the delegate count, 1691-949. 2383 delegates are needed to win the nomination outright.

Donald Trump leads Ted Cruz on the Republican side, 739-465. Ohio Governor John Kasich has 143 delegates.

The Republican nomination battle has turned increasingly personal as of late. Ted Cruz, during a campaign stop in Wisconsin, blamed Donald Trump for planting false rumors about his personal life.

Ted Cruz is referring to an article that appeared in the National Enquirer alleging he has had multiple extramarital affairs.

He also posted a statement on Facebook, saying the story is “completely false” and “offensive” to him, his wife, and two daughters. He called the attacks "garbage."

Donald Trump played innocent on Facebook, claiming he had “nothing to do with it, did not know about it, and have not, as yet, read it.”

He also added “..while they were right about O.J. Simpson, John Edwards and many others, I certainly hope they are not right about Lyin’ Ted Cruz.”

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