Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called for the removal of hecklers from his crowd at a rally in Louisville, Kentucky. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump ordered numerous hecklers to "get out" of the crowd during his rally in Louisville, Kentucky on Tuesday (March 1). Trump interrupted his stump speech five times to call for the hecklers' removal, at one point telling those in the crowd not to hurt the person being taken away. The billionaire businessman looks poised to strengthen his lead in the Republican presidential race when 11 states vote on Tuesday, an outcome likely to intensify concerns among party leaders who consider him a usurper. Opinion polls showed Trump leading in nearly all the states that will hold primary contests or caucuses, many of them in the South. The exception appeared to be Texas, the home state of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, who enjoyed a narrow lead and was in desperate need of a victory. Super Tuesday is the biggest single day of state-by-state contests to select party nominees for the Nov. 8 election to succeed Democratic President Barack Obama. Voting stretches from eastern states to Texas and Minnesota, with the first polls closing at 7 p.m. EST (midnight GMT) in Vermont, Virginia and Georgia and first results expected soon after.