Trump wins Republican primary in Mississippi

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Donald Trump in Grand Rapids, 12/21

WASHINGTON (AP) —Donald Trump has won the Republican presidential primary in Mississippi, edging out Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to post his 13th state victory of the 2016 White House race.

The billionaire businessman extends his lead for the highly contested Republican nomination amid a growing outcry by party elites against his unorthodox candidacy.

Heading into Tuesday’s contests, Trump led the Republican field with 384 delegates, followed by Cruz with 300, Marco Rubio with 151 and John Kasich with 37. Winning the GOP nomination requires 1,237 delegates.

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1 Comment

  • Andrew

    With Trump taking state after state after state, and with Clinton and Sanders nearly splitting every state down the middle it looks to me like it isn’t the Republican party which is divided, but rather the Democratic party which is split. The division among Republicans is between the people and party leaders, which while inconvenient for those leaders will remedy itself as the voters replace them. The division among Democrats is between the voters, and that is vastly more problematic long term.