Donald Trump has won in the Mississippi and Michigan primary, taking 24 and 25 delegates respectively.
On the Democratic side, Hillary won Mississippi, but lost to Bernie in the larger Michigan primary, where he won 65 delegates
Thus far, Hillary has won 11 states, with Sanders not far behind with seven.
Sanders’ win in Michigan is considered a huge upset as it was the state with the most delegates at stake in what is known as “Super Tuesday II”.
In his address on Tuesday night, Sanders highlighted how his unlikely campaign has remained competitive and how his momentum will continue to build ahead of the convention.
“What tonight means it that the Bernie Sanders campaign, the people’s revolution that we are talking about, is strong in every part of the country and frankly we believe that our strongest areas are yet to happen,” said the senator in Miami. “I want to thank the people of Michigan who repudiated the polls which had us down 20-25 points and repudiated the pundits who said Bernie Sanders wasn’t going anywhere.”
Sanders was in Florida because it is an important winner take all state.
An important take away from tonight is that Sanders’ presence in Florida, rather than Michigan, means that for his campaign, this win was unexpected. Also, his efforts in Florida indicate that he believes he has a good chance of winning this key state.
Checkout Sanders’ full address below.
Two more GOP contests were held later Tuesday night in Idaho and Hawaii, with Ted Cruz winning 26 and Trump 22 delegates.
Marco Rubio won exactly zero out of the 144 delegates which have been allocated so far from the four states. Florida’s junior senator finished fourth in Mississippi and Michigan, and third in Idaho and Hawaii.[The Guardian] [Politico]