Race to New York Primary: Republicans Stump in the Tri-State While Democrats Travel

New York's primary election is slated for next Tuesday, April 19

After a fierce Democratic debate in Brooklyn Thursday night and a GOP gala in midtown that sparked protests, Republican candidates will stump across New York State Friday while Bernie Sanders makes his way overseas.

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders sparred at a debate hosted by CNN in Brooklyn Thursday night, trading jabs on familiar topics like gun control and Wall Street regulation. Meanwhile, an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released just ahead of the debate shows Clinton maintains a two-digit lead over Sanders in the Empire State. 

After a day of various campaign stops, Trump, Kasich and Cruz all addressed the New York State Republican Gala at the Grand Hyatt hotel on 42nd Street Thursday night. Protests by liberal activists and others raged on the sidewalks outside the hotel while the candidates addressed the crowd of New York Republicans. 


Hillary Clinton flies to San Francisco, California, to participate in a fundraiser hosted by George and Amal Clooney. But Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea will hit the trail for Hillary in New York. Bill Clinton will hold three campaign events in New York City at the College of Mount Saint Vincent at noon; Columbia University Medical Center at 1:45 p.m.; and with a labor union on 7th Avenue at 3:45 p.m. Chelsea will campaign for her mom at the LGBT center on 13th Street.    

Bernie Sanders travels to the Vatican for a conference hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. The conference will address economic and environmental issues. 


Donald Trump will hold a rally at the Crete Center in Plattsburgh, New York, at 3 p.m. and another at the Connecticut Convention Center at 7 p.m. in Hartford. 

Ted Cruz returns to upstate New York for a rally in Rochester at Monroe's Community College at 7:30 p.m. 

John Kasich will hold a town hall at 2 p.m. in Utica, New York. The meeting will be held in the Mohawk Valley Community college. 

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