Today in One Paragraph
Voting is underway in West Virginia and Nebraska. Ted Cruz, who bowed out of the presidential race last week, floated the idea of re-entering the race, while Marco Rubio said he’d support the GOP nominee. On the Democratic front, Vice President Joe Biden said he’s “confident” Hillary Clinton will be president. The White House announced that President Obama will be the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima, Japan. The Senate Commerce Committee demanded answers from Facebook about the company’s alleged political bias. And Budweiser is renaming its beer.
Primary Tuesday. Voters are casting their ballots in West Virginia’s primary and the Republican primary in Nebraska, the first nominating contests since Ted Cruz and John Kasich exited the race. Bernie Sanders is expected to do well in the West Virginia primary, while Republicans decide between rallying behind Donald Trump or choosing one of the nine former candidates still on the ballot. Polls close at 7:30 p.m. ET in West Virginia and at 9 p.m. ET in Nebraska. We’re following it live here. (The Atlantic)
From the Sidelines. Ted Cruz opened the door to restarting his presidential campaign if he sees a viable path to victory after tonight’s GOP primary in Nebraska. “The reason we suspended our campaign was that with the Indiana loss, I felt there was no path to victory,” Cruz said on Glenn Beck’s radio show. “If that changes, we will certainly respond accordingly.” Meanwhile, Marco Rubio said he stands by his concerns about Trump as the presumptive GOP nominee but that he will not “take shots” at him. (The Hill; NBC News)