Tonight Republicans and Democrats voted in Indiana's open primary.
On the Democrat's side Bernie Sanders’ posted a victory in hopes of demonstrating that his popularity with voters hadn’t faded even as his path to the presidential nomination has narrowed. An indication of how badly Sanders needed a win all one need do is look at his campaign's costs. Sanders spent nearly $2 million on advertisements in Indiana compared to Clinton's expenditure of exactly zero dollars! With this costly win Sanders hopes to regain some of the momentum he lost with last week’s defeats in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland and Delaware. Clinton, for her part, has begun directing her attacks at Republican front-runner Donald Trump as her campaign has noticeably steered towards the general election.
On the Republican's side Donald Trump easily won the primary moving him closer to the nomination. The "presumptive nominee", as Trump likes to call himself, has all but clinched his ticket as the leading man at the GOP convention. In his unusually low key victory speech Trump called for party unity. This tone was most likely tempered due to Ted Cruz's withdrawal from race. Trump told supporters from a podium set up at his building in midtown Manhattan that Republicans will now jump aboard the "Trump train". He closed his address by announcing that he would now be "Going after Hillary," to a chorus of loud cheers.
Here's how the numbers worked out after the dust settled...