SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) – Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is celebrating a surprise victory in the race for the White House. Meanwhile, Republicans in Idaho are taking a stand against Donald Trump. Here’s the results from Super Tuesday 2.
In a stunning upset, Bernie Sanders won the Michigan primary.
“I just want to take this opportunity to thank the people of Michigan,” said Bernie Sanders, (D) presidential candidate.
Although Hillary Clinton still holds the lead in the delegate race, it represents an embarrassing speed bump in her drive to pull away from the Sanders campaign.
“We believe that our strongest areas are yet to happen. We’re going to do very, very well on the west coast and other parts of this country,” said Sanders.
Clinton won Mississippi. Crowds cheered at her headquarters when supporters heard the news.
“This campaign is about building a future where every american can live up to his or her full potential,” said Hillary Clinton, (D) presidential candidate:
For the Republicans, Donald Trump won crucial victories in Mississippi and Michigan.
“One of the things I’m most happy about, the turnout has been just massive,” said Donald Trump, (R) presidential candidate.
Trump wasn’t the only Republican winner of the night. Ted Cruz claimed victory in Idaho.
“At this point there are only two candidates who have a plausible path to 1237. That is Donald Trump and me,” said Sen. Ted Cruz, (R) presidential candidate.
And now, the focus moves to next Tuesday, with contests in Marco Rubio’s home state of Florida.
“I believe with all my heart that the winner of the Florida primary next Tuesday will be the nominee of the Republican party,” said Marco Rubio, (R) presidential candidate.
They’ll also compete in John Kasich’s home state of Ohio.
“We are now moving into a position where the people of America are getting to hear this message. And it’s going to get stronger,” said John Kasich, (R) presidential candidate.