Ted Cruz makes pitch to women in Wisconsin

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Trump replied, “No, I don’t anymore”.Trump declined to specify how women should be punished if abortion were banned and they underwent the procedure.Ted Cruz on Wednesday pitched himself to women voters in Wisconsin, in the wake of a recent spat between Republican presidential rival Donald Trump over their wives and tabloid allegations.Things have gotten so bad so quickly that this week, House Republican women took the unusual step of publicly distancing themselves from Trump.Frustrated Republicans are privately grappling with fears about Trump’s impact on their party’s appeal among women and young people, yet few dared criticize the GOP front-runner directly when pressed this week.Mr. Kasich’s position could play well with voters in the northeast and Mid-Atlantic states of New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island, and Maryland, which hold their Republican primaries April 26. His campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, was charged with misdemeanour battery in Florida on Tuesday over an altercation with a female reporter earlier this month.”Simply reminding voters that these are Trump’s policies and statements increases positive effects among his supporters and negative effects among non-supporters”, he said.”Wow. I was told, ‘Be nice to Paul Ryan…'” Trump said. “Maybe I should file charges against her”.China and Mexico have siphoned jobs away, the state’s fiscal condition has deteriorated amid soaring debt, and immigrants in the country illegally are burdening Wisconsin taxpayers, Trump glumly informed a St. Norbert College audience outside Green Bay.Cruz is leading Trump by 10 percentage points among likely Republican primary voters in Wisconsin, and by 15 percentage points among women, according to the Marquette University Law School poll. He campaigned in Madison with his wife, mother, two daughters and even the family’s nanny in what he called a “celebration of women”.In New Hampshire, prominent Republican women worry that a Trump nomination would hurt the reelection prospects of Senator Kelly Ayotte, a Granite State Republican running against the state’s Democratic governor, Maggie Hassan. “Women are a majority of the United States of America, and every issue is a women’s issue”.Cruz has run as a conservative purist willing to take on his party’s establishment, an image Trump has sought to shatter by citing Walker’s support of the Texas senator. “We should affirm their dignity and the incredible gift they have to bring life into the world”.Over a dinner of roast beef and mashed potatoes in OH this week, a bewildered group made up mostly of women at a Stark County Republican meeting pondered the options in November if Trump becomes the nominee. “Our inability to win their votes is losing us elections”, the report’s authors wrote.In last month’s poll, Trump was the leader at 30 percent, and Cruz was second at 19 percent.Early in the campaign Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich indicated they would support the eventual nominee.Clinton, who has a home in suburban New York City, paid tribute to the eight years she spent in the Senate representing the state, recalling how she fought to secure federal benefits for first responders sickened after working at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Reps.Sanders leads all three Republicans.