How the NY primary may impact the White House race

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton did what they had to do to put their campaigns back on track Tuesday: win big on their home turf.

Their muscular victories in the New York primary didn’t eliminate concerns about Trump’s toxicity in the Republican Party or about Clinton’s vulnerabilities in the Democratic race. And their top challengers, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, vowed to continue campaigns that have become more difficult but are still caustic.

Still, the New York primary steadied the campaigns of the leading candidates after both hit a speed bump two weeks ago with losses in the Wisconsin primary. And their leads could be fortified if they manage to replicate the victories in five Northeast primaries next week.

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