Trump, Clinton look to extend leads as five more states vote

A combination photo of Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary ClintonBy John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton each look to strengthen their front-runner status when five states hold presidential nominating races on Saturday, as Trump tries to weather a barrage of blistering attacks from his party’s establishment. Trump, the controversial New York billionaire who has opened a substantial lead in delegates over his presidential rivals, will be vying to rack up more wins in Republican contests in Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and Maine. Polling has been scarce in all four states, which together account for just 155 delegates, and the contests will be open only to registered Republicans.

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