Cruz, Trump Each Win 2; Trump Tells Rubio to Fold

'I want Ted one on one'
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2016 3:49 PM CST
Updated Mar 5, 2016 10:03 PM CST
It's an Early Big Lead for Ted Cruz in Kansas Caucus
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz waves to the crowd at the GOP caucus in Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday.   (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Ted Cruz picked up two double-digit victories against Donald Trump Saturday night with wins in Kansas and Maine, though Trump won much tighter contests in Louisiana and Kentucky. Trump will retain a sizable overall lead in delegates, but the Cruz wins show "there's no quick end in sight to the fractious GOP race," notes AP. Cruz's victory in Kansas was especially decisive: He received 48% of the vote, well ahead of Trump (23%), Marco Rubio (17%), and John Kasich (11%). The results in Maine, another caucus, were a bit closer: Cruz (46%), Trump (33%), Kasich (12%), and Rubio (8%). Trump's wins over Cruz, meanwhile, will likely end up being in the single digits, with Rubio having a weak night all around. In fact, Trump called on him to drop out in his post-results address to supporters, reports Politico.

"It's time," he said, adding, "I want Ted one on one." In his own address, delivered early in the night, Cruz told supporters in Idaho that "what we’re seeing is the public coming together, libertarians coming together, men and women who love the Constitution coming together and uniting and standing as one behind this campaign.” (Click for Saturday's Democratic results.)

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