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|Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:46 pm Post subject: Trump and Clinton net big wins on Super Saturday!
|This was a big day for second-place candidates, as Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders grab several morale-boosting states.
Marco Rubio may not be able to go the distance, as Ted Cruz maneouvres into the “only candidate who can stop Trump” spot after several dismal showings from the Florida senator, who now is pinning all his hopes on his home state.
Bernie Sanders regains some momentum, picking up wins in (admittedly non-diverse) caucuses in Nebraska and Kansas.
But Hillary Clinton maintains her commanding delegate lead of around 200, however, with an easy win in the Louisiana primary.
Trump really, really wants “to take on Ted, one-on-one.” Which reflects that Rubio’s only real purpose in this race now is to take Florida delegates away from the frontrunner.
Ted Cruz won two victories by surprising margins in Maine and Kansas, though Trump put the former down to Maine’s proximity to Canada.