And thanks to that big win in Louisiana, she ended up winning the most delegates of the night.
Although there aren’t many caucuses left on the Republican calendar, most of the forthcoming primaries are closed – including the key vote in Florida in just over a week. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Ohio Gov. Kasich.
Cruz particularly angered Senate leaders when he helped orchestrate the 2013 government shutdown, which failed in achieving the senator’s stated goal of defunding Obama’s health care reform law.
Rubio trails both Trump and Cruz substantially in the quest for the 1,237 delegates necessary to win the nomination.
“I didn’t get into this to beat up on other candidates, I really didn’t”, Rubio said. “That would be so much fun”. He edged out Cruz in Jefferson and Daviess counties to go along with his string of rural counties, including Republican strongholds in Pulaski and Laurel counties. “If Trump has a big lead, but not a majority of the delegates, it’s very hard to take the nomination away from him”, Feehery tells me.
Saturday’s results did not significantly change the frontrunner status of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, who both won the delegate-rich state of Louisiana.
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“Everyone’s trying to figure out how to stop Trump”, the billionaire marveled at an afternoon rally in Orlando, Florida, where he had supporters raise their hands and swear to vote for him. Trump drew massive crowds to the Pensacola Bay Center in January, but has since focused his time elsewhere in the state. Cruz will receive 64 total delegates, while Trump gets 49 delegates, per the Associated Press projections. “As long as the field remains divided, it gives Donald an advantage”.
“What we’re seeing is the public coming together, libertarians coming together, men and women who love the Constitution coming together and uniting and standing as one behind this campaign”, Cruz said in Idaho.
Campaigning in Detroit, Clinton said she was thrilled to add to her delegate count, “but now all eyes turn to MI”. “But I think there’s a better choice out there”. The results did not alter the contours of a race in which Mrs Clinton maintains a significant delegate lead. However, the poll found Trump has a 42% to 26% lead among those who have yet to vote.
In Louisiana especially, a bad week of news for Trump seemed to have an impact.
He underperformed in caucuses held Saturday in Kansas, Kentucky and Maine. As for Trump, Berry said, “he is a little too narcissistic”. But the race is closer among the larger potential Democratic electorate – Clinton at 52 percent and Sanders at 44 percent. To win the Democratic nomination, a candidate must win 2,383 delegates at the national convention.
The GOP race shows Trump with 384 delegates, Cruz with 300, Sen. Ohio Governor John Kasich trails with 35 delegates. Kasich’s top strategist, John Weaver, said: “No candidate is now on track to win the nomination outright”.