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Ted Cruz Nabs a Significant Victory Against Donald Trump with Two Big Wins as the Candidates Hunker Down for a Fierce Primary Battle



The road to the Republican nomination just got a lot more interesting.

Ted Cruz narrowed the gap between GOP front-runner Donald Trump on Saturday, when he won the contests for Kansas and Maine, bringing his total number of delegates to 295. Trump, however, was not completely shut out on “Super Saturday,” bagging Louisiana and Kentucky. The former reality star’s new delegate total is now 378, and he’ll need at least 1,237 total delegates to secure the nomination.

In typical Trump fashion, he said he was ready for a “one-on-one” fight with Cruz – and called for Sen. Marco Rubio to drop out of the race in a post-election press conference in Florida. (Rubio is currently in third place with 123 delegates.)

Meanwhile, Democrats Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders continued with their own primary battle, with front-runner Clinton nabbing Louisiana and Sanders grabbing Nebraska and Kansas. Despite the senator’s wins, Clinton still maintains a significant lead with 1,121 delegates to Sanders’ 479. The candidates need to nab 2,383 delegates to secure the Democratic nomination.

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The Democrats have two more battles to face on Sunday – the candidates will square off in a debate in Flint, Michigan, and fight it out in the Maine caucus. The Republicans will also face off in Puerto Rico’s contest.