Trump, Clinton lead the way in MI

Trump, Clinton lead the way in MI

Trump, Clinton lead the way in MI

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Cruz, a USA senator from Texas, won in Kansas and Maine. While he said he "can't imagine" being elected by delegates at the party's Cleveland convention in July, he added, "I don't think anyone in our party should say, 'Oh no, even if the people in the party wanted me to be president, I would say no to it'". Ted Cruz put a small dent into Donald Trump's lead for the GOP's nomination.

Heading into Saturday's round of voting, Clinton had 1,066 delegates to Sanders' 432, including superdelegates - members of Congress, governors and party officials who can support the candidate of their choice.

The Florida senator wouldn't say whether he has asked former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush - a one-time presidential rival - for his endorsement ahead of Florida's 99-delegate, winner-take-all primary.

Cruz finished first with 40 percent, followed by Rubio with 30, Trump with 15 and Kasich at eight percent. Republicans in three other states, Mississippi, Idaho and Hawaii, will also vote tomorrow.

His win in ME, along with wins in Kansas and Nebraska on Saturday, buoyed the spirits of his supporters and are encouraging signs for his campaign.

Trump still has a substantial lead in the delegates needed to secure the nomination at the Republican National Convention, but since winning seven of 11 contests on Super Tuesday he has come under withering fire from a Republican establishment anxious he will lead the party to defeat in November's election. But many upcoming states such as OH work on a winner-take-all system, so there is a growing likelihood that Trump may run away from the pack.

Nevertheless Hillary remains in the lead and Sanders has a way to go to take that from her.

Voters in Kansas and Louisiana were casting their lot for the respective Republican and Democratic nominations in what was being referred to as "super Saturday". The stomping result in Louisiana tells me the answer is no. Cruz's winning the caucuses, which play to organizational strength and intensity. He said the Democratic race "was just too important to me to sleep in".

Trump said that Rubio had "a very, very bad night", and said that it's time for the race to be a two-man contest between him and Cruz.

ME will award 23 delegates in the Republican primary race.

"Instead of building walls, we're going to be knocking down barriers and building ladders of opportunity and empowerment so every American can live up to his or her potential", Clinton said after Sanders landed victories in both the Kansas and Nebraska caucuses.

A total of 155 delegates were at stake Saturday.

Several more states will vote today, Tuesday and Thursday before the bigger states of Florida, Illinois and OH on 15 March.

Clinton is looking to further cement her lead over her challenger Sanders, though the Vermont senator had an advantage in the fact that the contests in Kansas and Nebraska are caucuses, a format in which he has tended to perform better than primaries during the 2016 campaign.

Will Rubio or Kasich be able to?

That compares to about 30,000 people voting in the state's GOP caucuses in 2012 and about 20,000 voting in 2008.

"We're going to win Florida", he said. Although that history may have favored Cruz, Trump proved again he could win in a Southern state with evangelical voters.

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