Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump hopes the Indiana primary will bring him closer to his party's nomination and knock rival Senator Ted Cruz out of the race. Diane Hodges reports.
It's a critical day for the Republican presidential candidates, as Indiana primary voters head to the polls. Front-runner Donald Trump leads his closest rival Ted Cruz by 15 points in the latest polls. He says a victory in Indiana will be a crushing defeat for Cruz. (SOT) DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "Lyin' Ted does not the temperament to be doing this. He is choking like a dog because he is losing so badly." Cruz is hoping he can win in Indiana and can keep his campaign going through July, to the possibility of a contested convention. (SOUNDBITE) TED CRUZ, SAYING: "The entire country is depending on the state of Indiana." Trump now has 996 delegates, and 57 more are up for grabs in Indiana. On the Democratic side, front-runner Hillary Clinton holds a more than six-point lead over challenger Bernie Sanders. She spent the final day before the vote campaigning in West Virginia and Kentucky.