• Trump, Clinton win in Florida – US networks


    WASHINGTON: Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton won the presidential primaries in Florida, US networks projected — big wins for the frontrunners in the 2016 White House race. Clinton was also projected to win the primary in North Carolina. No call was made in the Republican race in that state. US networks said the races in Ohio, Illinois and Missouri were still too close to call, with polls now closed in all five states. “Thank you, Florida!” Trump tweeted shortly after the race in the Sunshine State was called. The win for the 69-year-old real estate mogul was a major setback in his home state for Senator Marco Rubio, who announced he was dropping out of the White House race. “While it is not God’s plan that I be president in 2016 or maybe ever, and while today my campaign is suspended, the fact that I’ve even come this far is evidence of how special America truly is,” Rubio told supporters in Florida. In Ohio, another general election battle ground state, the picture was less clear, with home state Governor John Kasich pushing Trump hard. “The grand prize is Ohio, because Ohio is critical for a Republican to win the White House,” said Republican strategist and Kasich supporter Mike Gonidakis. He predicted a large turnout: “We believe… that they’re coming out to draw a line in the sand against Donald Trump.”



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