Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continue their respective marches toward the Republican and Democratic nominations this past week, with Clinton sweeping the five states that held primaries last Tuesday and Trump winning four out of the five.
Tomorrow, Arizona and Utah hold primaries for both parties, with Arizona’s GOP primary being a winner-take-all, and Idaho Democrats will caucus. Then, on Saturday, Democrats in Alaska, Hawai’i, and Washington State will caucus as well.
Today, all of the presidential candidates, minus Bernie Sanders, are speaking at a conference for the group The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Sanders was invited to speak but declined due to a busy campaigning schedule Some have said recently that while Senator Sanders’ campaign has surprised everyone in its insurgency and persistence, it may be time to wind things down and get behind Hillary Clinton, who looks more and more like the inevitable Democratic nominee with every primary win.
AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable takes a look at the biggest storylines from the week ahead on the campaign trail, what the latest polls are saying, and what to watch for as we move toward the conventions this summer.
Dan Schnur, Director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC and adjunct faculty at USC Annenberg School
Christopher J. Galdieri, Assistant Professor of Politics, Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire