TRUMP, CLINTON CONTINUE DOMINANCE IN 2016 PRIMARIES
Republican front-runner Donald Trump swept to victory in the Mississippi and Michigan presidential primaries Tuesday, deepening his grip on the GOP nominating contest. Democrat Hillary Clinton easily carried Mississippi but was locked in a close race with rival Bernie Sanders in Michigan.
The primaries offered Trump and Clinton a chance to pad their leads and start turning toward the general election. But Sanders was hoping to prevent a Clinton coronation with a strong showing in Michigan, the night’s biggest prize and the first Midwestern industrial state to vote in the 2016 race .
Trump, reveling in his victories at one of his Florida resorts, spoke like a general election candidate, emphasizing the importance of helping Republican senators and House members get elected in the fall. But he still took on rival Ted Cruz, who is closest to Trump in the delegate count.
For anti-Trump GOPers, they must feel like Charlie Brown & the football. Every time they think they have momentum to stop him, voters vote
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) March 9, 2016
“He’s always saying I’m the only one who can beat Donald Trump,” the businessman said. “But he never beats me.”
Trump entered Tuesday’s contests facing a barrage of criticism from rival candidates and outside groups who fear he would deeply damage Republicans’ chances of winning in November. While a handful of recent losses to Cruz have raised questions about Trump’s durability, Tuesday’s contests marked another lost opportunity for rivals to slow his momentum. source