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Donald Trump is expected to inch closer to the Republican party’s presidential nomination Tuesday night with a primary election sweep of five Northeastern states.
A total of 172 delegates to the Republican National Convention are up for grabs in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, all places where Trump has led wire to wire in opinion polls.
He has campaigned furiously in all five, holding rallies attended by thousands in arenas that usually host basketball and hockey games – and an occasional airplane hangar.
As soon as the dust settles, though, the real estate tycoon will shift gears into a new phase of his campaign, delivering a foreign policy speech in Washington, D.C. at noon on Wednesday.
Hours later he will be in Indiana to tape a town-hall broadcast with Fox News Channel host Greta Van Susteren, followed by a rally where the legendary University of Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight is expected to endorse him.
Knight, like Trump, is famed both for his successes and his unpredictability. He once lost his temper and hurled his chair across Indiana’s home court during a game against Purdue University after referees called a technical foul on him.
The Hoosier State will be the next big battleground, a winner-take-all state whose 57 delegates Trump needs to win if he is to clinch the Republican nomination before the convention kicks off in July.