Rubio did not win his home state of Florida and was a distant second to Trump.
Just a week ago, Rubio said, “I believe with all my heart that the winner of the Florida primary next Tuesday will be the nominee of the Republican Party.”
Looks like the Nominee is going to be Trump then.
Rubio also suspended his campaign last night.
While I am a Cruz supporter and not a fan of Rubio’s involvement with the Gang of 8, let me say that it does not make me happy in the least to see Rubio lose Florida. I firmly believe that either Cruz or Rubio would be far better choices than Trump.
The March 15th GOP Primary results via DecisionDeskHQ, bear in mind some of these race numbers not 100% final or official yet. Note that the NC results are pulled from the NC State Board of Elections website.
|Donald Trump 45.8%||1,063,029||Donald Trump 40.2%||458,233|
|Marco Rubio 27.0%||628,283||Ted Cruz 36.8%||418,783|
|Ted Cruz 17.0%||395,639||John Kasich 12.7%||144,355|
|John Kasich 6.8%||157,316||Marco Rubio 7.7%||87,864|
|All Others 3.4%||75,953||All Others 2.6%||29,641|
|Donald Trump 39.0%||499,719||John Kasich 46.7%||888,715|
|Ted Cruz 30.0%||384,649||Donald Trump 36.0%||684,989|
|John Kasich 20.0%||256,755||Ted Cruz 13.4%||254,095|
|Marco Rubio 8.6%||109,813||Marco Rubio 2.3%||44,327|
|All Others 2.4%||30,884||All Others 1.5%||29,446|
|Missouri||Votes||N. Mariana Islands||Votes|
|Donald Trump 40.7%||382,093||Donald Trump 72.4%||341|
|Ted Cruz 40.5%||380,367||Ted Cruz 24.0%||113|
|John Kasich 10.1%||94,533||John Kasich 2.1%||10|
|Marco Rubio 6.2%||58,594||Marco Rubio 1.1%||5|
|All Others 2.5%||23,847||All Others 0.4%||2|
Here is the delegate count this morning for the top four.
Trump – 621
Cruz – 396
Rubio – 168
Kasich – 138
(Carson 8, Uncommitted 8, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1. Christie, Gilmore and Santorum all had zero.)
1,237 delegates are needed for to grab the nomination. Check the Politico Delegate Tracker to see where the candidates picked up their delegates by clicking the word “details” on the far right hand side of the candidate’s name.
I’ll have more details on NC races in a separate article.
In the meantime…