Presidential Politics

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Buffalo Common Councilmember David Rivera condemned President Trump’s racist tweets about four U.S. congresswomen of color Tuesday. Speaking outside City Hall, Rivera was joined by members of Buffalo’s Puerto Rican and Somali communities, which among many other groups have made a home in the West Side district he represents.


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Democrats and Republicans are less divided than it may seem, at least when it comes to the president’s tweets, according to a new study led by a University at Buffalo researcher.


Mitt Romney scored a hard-won, home state triumph in Michigan and powered to victory in Arizona Tuesday night, gaining a two-state primary sweep over Rick Santorum.  Political analysts say the two victories gave Romney precious momentum in the most turbulent Republican presidential race in a generation. 

But UB Political Scientist James Campbell is more cautious in his assessment.  WBFO's Mark Scott reached Campbell on the phone last night for his thoughts on the race.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney won Tuesday's Republican presidential primary in Florida.  Romney rebounded from his defeat ten days ago in South Carolina, taking a major step toward the GOP nomination.  But UB Political Scientist James Campbell says the race is far from over. 

WBFO's Mark Scott reached Campbell on the phone Tuesday night for his analysis of the Florida primary.