Voices from the Rust Belt

CNN spent a week speaking to voters voters in three Rust Belt cities: Buffalo, New York; Erie, Pennsylvania; and Youngstown, Ohio — areas that are economically depressed. These voters have become the engine of one of the most extraordinary elections in modern U.S. history.

How Cruz and Kasich joined forces

Ted Cruz and John Kasich camped out just a few conference rooms apart from one another at the posh Diplomat resort in Hollywood, Florida, last Wednesday, each deploying a lobbying blitz in an effort to get Republican National Committee members and state party leaders to back their bids to defeat Donald Trump.

Cruz & Kasich: 2016 frenemies

Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Monday the rationale for their decision to coordinate campaign strategy — for now — is an effort to stop Donald Trump from winning the Republican nomination because they fear he would lose to Hillary Clinton in a general election matchup.