Cruz is the smartest. The Delegate Hunt. Monica Crowley, Fox News. Washington Times.

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04-13-2016 (Photo: ABC NEWS - 2/6/16 - ABC News' David Muir and Martha Raddatz host the Republican Debate from St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH, airing Saturday, Feb. 6, 2015 on the ABC Television Network and all ABC News platforms.(ABC/ Ida Mae Astute)) Twitter: @BatchelorShow Cruz is the smartest. The Delegate Hunt. Monica Crowley, Fox News. Washington Times. “Cruz's roots Asked by Cooper if he was more a product of the Northeast or Texas, Cruz chose the Lone Star State. "When I went off to Harvard Law School my dad jokingly referred to it as missionary work," Cruz said. Cruz had completed his undergrad studies at Princeton University by then, becoming the first member of his family to attend an Ivy League school. "To be admitted to Princeton was an extraordinary thing," he said. "It was a world, frankly, that I didn't know. When I arrived there it was a scary place. You had a lot of young people who were the children of CEOs and titans on Wall Street and people with fame and wealth and power."

Mr. Trump’s biggest challenges are five well-educated congressional districts near or including Manhattan — the 9th, 10th, 7th, 12th and 13th Districts. The 12th District’s white voters, which includes the Upper East Side, are the best educated in the country; the 13th, which includes most of Manhattan north of 96th Street (but not Columbia University), ranks fifth. Mr. Trump has tended to struggle in areas like these: He lost the affluent white wards on Chicago’s north side to John Kasich. Indeed, the model estimates that Mr. Trump will lose several of these New York City districts to Mr. Kasich or perhaps Ted Cruz. Whether that happens matters a lot: New York City may not have many Republicans, but it has a lot of congressional districts. If it turns out that Mr. Trump is weak here, it could prevent him from getting much more than 80 delegates, even if he’s easily clearing 50 percent statewide. But Mr. Trump could do better here than one would guess from the area’s demographics. These areas are heavily Democratic — it’s possible that the Republican voters in these areas are nothing like the overall population of white adults (the model uses census data for non-Hispanic whites, since Republican voters are overwhelmingly white).