Republican presidential candidates set to go head-to-head in Detroit in Fox New debate

Republican presidential candidates are gathering in Detroit for the latest Fox News debate as the question over who will represent the party in the general election increasingly sends the party into turmoil. Donald Trump, having emerged from the Super Tuesday contests with a substantial, but indecisive, victory over his opponents is receiving criticism from his rivals and members of the party alike, with many painting the billionaire as unfit to be the nominee. Former GOP nominee Mitt Romney said earlier Thursday that the prospects for a "safe and prosperous future are greatly diminished" if Trump is nominated. This is the first debate since retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson announced that he will not continue with his campaign, leaving only Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich left to compete for the nomination. Meanwhile, Donald Trump picked up 10 more delegates as additional votes were counted in Super Tuesday states. Ted Cruz picked up five. The latest delegate numbers for Republican candidates: Trump: 329. Cruz: 231. Marco Rubio: 110. John Kasich: 25. It takes 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination for president. Also, On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton has 1,058 delegates, including 601 won in primaries and caucuses and 457 endorsements from superdelegates, party leaders who can support the candidate of their choice. Bernie Sanders has 431 delegates, including 409 won in primaries and caucuses and 22 endorsements from superdelegates. It takes 2,383 delegates to win the Democratic nomination. Facebooktwittergoogle_plus

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