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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump cemented as 2016 leaders

7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago March 02, 2016 Mar 2, 2016 Wednesday, March 02 2016 March 02, 2016 10:38 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Julie Bykowicz and Lisa Lerer

MIAMI - Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump are beginning to focus on each other in the race for the White House.

Both front-runners were emboldened by commanding victories Tuesday across large swaths of the country.

Clinton previewed a "love and kindness" message while Trump traded his typical rollicking rallies for a sober media conference where he pressed his case that Clinton is a proven failure as a longtime politician.

Both spoke from Florida, where the general election is often won or lost. Clinton collected wins Tuesday in eight states, and Trump swept up victories in at least seven, including Virginia, another important general election battleground.

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