Donald Trump is edging closer to clinching the Republican Party ticket for the US Presidential election. In the SuperTuesday Primaries and Caucauses, he has so far won seven of 11 states, followed by Ted Cruz with two states and Marco Rubio with one – Minnesota.
Cruz won Oklahoma as well as his home state of Texas.
Trump took Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Arkansas, Virginia, and Vermont. Counting is still on going in the Alaska caucuses and Trump is maintaining a slight lead.
Speaking to supporters in Palm Beach, Fla., Trump called it “an amazing evening,” and predicted he would win the March 15 primary in Rubio’s home state of Florida, and the fall election over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
“Once we get all of this finished,” Trump said, “I am going to go after one person and that’s Hillary Clinton.”
Meanwhile, Marco Rubio has called on other rivals in the race to pull out in order to produce a united front against Trump.
vowed a long fight to deny the current front-runner the delegates needed to actually win the nomination at the July convention in Cleveland.