Republicans voted Tuesday in four different states, in an election that’s largely turned into a race between Donald Trump and whoever can prove their place as the best anti-Trump candidate.
So far, that appears to be Ted Cruz.
Cruz is so far the only candidate holding his own against the seemingly unstoppable Republican frontrunner, heading into Tuesday's elections with 300 delegates against Trump’s 384.
But nonetheless, Trump managed to snatch up wins in Minnesota and Michigan on Tuesday – a key win ahead of the March 15 primaries in Ohio and Florida, an event that will determine the fates of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who have struggled to pick up enough delegates to stay competitive.
In a post-victory speech, Trump noted that he's most impressed with the high voter turnout in primaries from week to week.
He continued with that theme, noting that "many people" have praised him by stating things like, “Mr. Trump, I’m 67 years old, and I’ve never, never voted before. But I’m voting.”
Kasich and Rubio have each guaranteed they will defeat the New York billionaire in their home states of Ohio and Florida respectively..
“The whole country is watching Michigan right now,” Mr. Kasich told an audience at a Lansing brewery Tuesday. “We’ve got to run through the tape, no loafing, no resting, we’re going to run through the tape and get a great finish here in this state.”