Super Saturday: Ted Cruz Wins Maine Republican Caucus, Rubio Falls Below Delegate Threshold

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) continues his Super Saturday winning streak with a victory in the Maine Republican Caucus, the state’s Republican party announced.

With 100% reporting, Cruz has obtained 46 percent of the vote in Maine. The results have Trump in 2nd place with 32.5 percent of the vote. He is followed by Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) with 12 and 8 percent, respectively. In order to obtain delegates, a candidate needs to meet a 10 percent threshold.

Trump had been widely expected by pundits to secure victory in Maine.

The billionaire businessman recently received the endorsement of Maine Gov. Paul LePage, who would later join Trump on the campaign trail in The Pine Tree State. The Maine Governor had said he likes Trump because “he says what needs to be said” and isn’t afraid of special interests and lobbyists.

Earlier in the evening, Cruz won the Kansas Republican Caucus, securing almost 50 percent of the support of caucus-goers there.

Continuing the race for the nomination, Puerto Rico will be the next U.S. territory to host a Republican Primary on Sunday.

An additional four states (Hawaii, Mississippi, Michigan, Idaho) will be up for grabs on Tuesday, March 8.

Stay with Breitbart News for election results as they come in for the remaining two Super Saturday states: Kentucky and Louisiana.


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