Out of the 11 states that held their primaries on Tuesday, Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton won seven states each, for their respective parties, stretching their leads in the race of their parties’ nomination.
“This has been an amazing night,” Trump said in a victory speech.
Sen. Ted Cruz took home Super Tuesday’s biggest prize of the night – Texas – winning 53 delegates from the Lone Star State. Cruz also won in Oklahoma.
“After tonight, we have seen that our campaign is the only campaign that has beaten, that can beat and that will beat Donald Trump,” Cruz said to supporters Tuesday night.
Cruz’s claim that he is the only campaign that has beaten Trump was shot down by Sen. Marco Rubio’s first primary win in the state of Minnesota on Tuesday.
In an interview with CNN, Rubio said that he does not believe that Trump will win the Republican nomination.
“This is the fight for the heart and soul of the Republican party,” Rubio said to CNN. “I will go through all 50 states before we stop fighting to save the Republican Party from someone like that.”
Trump and Cruz are the frontrunners of the Republican Party coming out of Super Tuesday, with Trump having 316 delegates and Cruz holding on to 226. A total of 1,237 delegates are needed for the Republican Party’s nomination.
Meanwhile, in the race for the Democratic nominee, Clinton’s victory margin against rival Bernie Sanders Tuesday night only confirmed the narrative that the former secretary of state will win the party’s nomination.
Sanders, however, remained positive Tuesday night, focusing on his four wins in Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Vermont.
“This campaign is not just about electing a president,” Sanders said at a rally Tuesday night in Vermont. “It is about transforming America.”
Both parties will shift their focus to a new set of states for a round of primaries this weekend. The Republicans will face off in Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and Maine on Saturday, while the Democrats concentrate on Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska and Maine.