CNA Week 6: Politics
RNC chairman not ready to endorse Trump
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is hesitant to endorse Republican front-runner Donald Trump. In comments to CNN’s Alisyn Camerota he said, “…it’s pretty clear we’re going to embrace whoever the nominee is.” He also said he is not surprised with Trumps current success, even with the Hispanic voters.
Former California senator plead guilty for racketeering charge
Former California state senator Leland Yee was sentanced to five years in prison by a federal Judge on Wednesday after pleading guilty to racketeering charges. Yee accepted thousands of dollars in bribes and gifts, he was charged as part of an organized crime investigation in San Francisco’s Chinatown. He also admitted to helping an undercover FBI agent buy automatic weapons for U.S. distribution from the Philippines.
Trump pulling farther ahead after Bush’s exit
Republican front-runner Donald Trump pulled forward five additional points after Jeb Bush dropped from the presidential race according to a Rasmussen Reports survey. The poll showed a five point gain for Trump two days after the South Carolina primary, putting him at a 36 percent support level from the Republican primary voters. In second place was Republican hopeful Marco Rubio with 21 percent support.