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Seth McLaughlin, a reporter on the Politics Desk, can be reached at smclaughlin@washingtontimes.com. Follow him on Twitter: @SethMcLaughlin1

Articles by Seth McLaughlin

Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican (Associated Press/File)

Marco Rubio clings to delegates -- and hopes for Republican nomination

Sen. Marco Rubio has fought to take the delegates he won to the Republican National Convention in July, leaving him in a position to be a power broker or even, if everything falls into place, to make another run at the top of the party's presidential ticket. Published April 7, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump vows to put states in play that the GOP hasn't won in a generation. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump's new voter appeal to face New York test

Donald Trump insists the new voters he's brought into the Republican primary are just the tip of what he'll be able to do if he's the nominee in November, vowing to put states in play that the GOP hasn't won in a generation. Published April 5, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, points as he speaks at a campaign stop at Waukesha County Exposition Center, Monday, April 4, 2016, in Waukesha, Wis. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Wisconsin Republican primary too close to call

The GOP presidential primary in Wisconsin was too close to call shortly after polls closed Tuesday, with all sides hoping a win would reshape the campaign in their favor. Published April 5, 2016

Donald Trump insists he will win on a first ballot, but his two remaining rivals, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, are banking on being able to deny him an outright majority. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Donald Trump's delegates vow to stay loyal in contested convention

Donald Trump's delegates to the Republican nominating convention are proving to be exceptionally loyal, defying predictions by some analysts that they may flip their support to another candidate if Mr. Trump doesn't win on the first ballot in Cleveland this summer. Published March 23, 2016

Downplaying Gov. John Kasich's win in Ohio, Sen. Ted Cruz said during an election night rally in Houston that moving forward nation has a clear choice in the Republican contest. (Associated Press)

Cruz sees two-man race with Trump after Rubio's exit

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said that Sen. Marco Rubio's exit from the GOP presidential race has set up a two-man race between himself and businessman Donald Trump for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. Published March 16, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich gestures at his presidential primary election rally in Berea, Ohio, on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Kasich won the Republican primary in Ohio. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Kasich wins Ohio after Trump KO's Rubio

Donald Trump dominated Florida's GOP primary Tuesday, knocking Sen. Marco Rubio out of the race -- but Gov. John Kasich claimed victory in Ohio, splitting the two top prizes on the board and making a contested convention ever more likely. Published March 15, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump holds a plane-side rally in a hanger at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna, Ohio, Monday, March 14, 2016.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Donald Trump crushes Rubio in Florida, other states still outstanding

Donald Trump was the projected winner of Florida's GOP primary Tuesday, dealing a likely fatal blow to Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential hopes -- but Mr. Trump was struggling elsewhere on the map, as other candidates were giving him a tough fight. Published March 15, 2016