Super Saturday results live blog: Democratic, Republican primary polls Maine, Kansas, Louisiana etc
If you thought that the primary race was decided in favor of Republican and Democratic primaries, you were off the mark. The Super Saturday primaries and caucuses results show that neither Donald Trump of Republican Party nor Hillary Clinton of Democrat Party can rest as Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders seem to be giving them tough fight respectively.
Now there are enough indications that Texas Senator Ted Cruz is becoming a rallying for people opposed to billionaire businessman Ted Cruz. On the other hand Republican establishmentâ€™s poster boy Marco Rubio has failed miserably and stood third in all state except Maine where he stood fourth.
Ted Cruz was able to notch up huge wins in the Kansas and Maine caucuses while Sen. Marco Rubio withered with a string of third-place finishes. In the meantime real estate baron Donald Trump was projected by the Associated Press to win the Louisiana primary, although Cruz was closing the gap. Trump was also leading in the Kentucky caucuses late Saturday, underscoring the extent to which the Republican nomination race has become a contest between him and Cruz.
In the meantime Republican establishmentâ€™s hope that Marco Rubio will be able to do well seem to have withered. Till now he has won only a single contest out of 19 held through Saturday.
On the other Hand Hillary Clintonâ€™s only challenger Bernie sanders is amazing everyone with his impressive showing. He was able to win the Kansas and Nebraska caucuses. But Clintonâ€™s forceful projected win in delegate-rich Louisiana keeps her vast delegate lead for the Democratic partyâ€™s nomination intact.
Ted Cruz seems to have benefited from anti Trump campaign waged by Republican establishment. “The scream you hear, the howl that comes from Washington, D.C., is utter terror at what ‘We the People’ are doing together,” Cruz told supporters in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, after his win in Kansas. Cruz, a US senator from Texas who has promoted himself to voters as a true conservative, in contrast to Trump, also won a non-binding “straw poll” of activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington.