Trump, Clinton Expand Delegate Lead; Rubio Ends Campaign While Kasich Stays Alive

March 16, 2016

Highlights from the March 15 primaries:

  • Trump expanded his delegate lead by easily winning Florida and its 99 winner take all delegates
  • After a distant 2nd in Florida, Rubio suspended his campaign
  • Kasich salvaged his campaign by winning Ohio and its 66 winner take all delegates
  • North Carolina (Republican) was closer than expected, Trump and Cruz will split most of the delegates in this proportional state
  • Clinton won at least four of five states; including a larger-than-expected win in Ohio
  • No AP calls in Missouri as of this writing; Trump and Clinton lead by just 0.2%.
  • Trump, with at least 621 delegates, is now >50% to the 1,237 needed to secure the Republican nomination
  • Clinton, with at least 1,561 delegates is now about 2/3 of the way to the 2,383 needed for the Democratic nomination

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