Candidates focus on New York

(NBC News) The focus is on New York for the five candidates hoping to win the White House.

The Empire State votes on Tuesday, and it’s a primary that could reshape races on both sides of the aisle.

Democrat Hillary Clinton is hoping to pull away from Bernie Sanders, while Republican underdogs Ted Cruz and John Kasich are hoping to slow down Donald Trump.

Momentum is everything right now, especially for Cruz. He fell flat flat at a GOP fundraising dinner in Manhattan Thursday, but is still looking to New York Republicans for a lifeline.

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