Donald Trump easily won the Republican Michigan and Mississippi presidential primaries and the Hawaii caucuses, regaining momentum as the anti-Trump movement intensifies.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) won the Democratic Michigan primary, threatening to drag out the primary season that seemed to be all but locked up for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.
Clinton lost among independents and work-class white Democrats, and did not have a population of African American voters to rely on in Michigan.
Addressing reporters in Miami, while the voters in Michigan were still being counted, Mr. Sanders said that his powerful victory indicates “the political revolution that we’re talking about is strong in every part of the country.”
“And frankly, he added, “we believe that our strongest areas are yet to happen.”
Mrs. Clinton did not address the results in Mississippi or Michigan, rather she focused on the Republican presidential field. “As the rhetoric keeps sinking lower, the stakes in this election keep rising higher,” she said.
Running for president, she added, “Shouldn’t be about delivering insults; it should be about delivering results.” Noe of the major cable networks carriers her remarks, which came while Trump was speaking.
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas handily won the Idaho Republican, after coming in second place in Michigan and Mississippi.
Donald Trump needed a strong showing after losing to Cruz on Saturday in Kansas and Maine and he got one. At his press conference in Jupiter, Fla., Trump decried the millions of dollars’ worth of “horrible lies” in negative ads from his rivals, and discussed his business interests.
“There’s only one person who did well tonight: Donald Trump,” he said at one of his golf resorts. “He’s always saying, ‘I’m the only one that can beat Trump,” he added, mocking Cruz, “he rarely beats me.”
The next state primaries are on Tuesday, March 15 and will include: Ohio, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, and Missouri. For the Republicans these states, and the states after the fifteenth, will be winner-takes-all and is the point many Republicans expect a candidate will win run away win enough delegates and become the presumptive nominee.
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