Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton rolled up a series of wins on Tuesday, as the two presidential front-runners took a step toward capturing their parties’ nominations on the 2016 campaign’s biggest day of state-by-state primary and caucus contests.
Trump and Clinton turned their sights on each other after their Super Tuesday wins, with Trump promising to “go after” Clinton and the former secretary of state decrying what she called Trump’s divisive rhetoric.
US networks projected Trump and Clinton both won seven out of a possible 11 states on the night.
Trump’s rival Ted Cruz, a US senator from Texas, won his home state and neighbouring Oklahoma, bolstering his argument he had the best chance to stop the controversial Trump. US Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, the favourite of the Republican establishment, claimed his first win of the primary season in Minnesota.
Clinton’s rival Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist US senator from Vermont, also won his home state along with Oklahoma and Colorado and vowed to pursue the battle for the nomination in the 35 states that had yet to vote.
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