But he said having some competition in the races has helped excite party members, especially the younger voters who back Sanders. The senator captured these "values voters" by overwhelming 30-point margins or more in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, and he bested Trump in this group in every state in the South.
While dozens of Republican Arkansas lawmakers endorsed Rubio or Ted Cruz before the primary, only one, state Sen. Marco Rubio in the Bluegrass State. Four days after the crucial multi-state primaries to elect the party nominees for USA president, known as Super Tuesday, another set of states are to hold contests on Saturday.
In a debate that featured juvenile one-liners and taunts such as "Little Marco" and "Big Donald", as well as a defense by Trump about the size of his penis, the final question crystallized the emerging reality that Trump is the odds-on favorite to win the nomination.
Forty delegates to the GOP National Convention were at stake in Saturday's caucuses. "If he slips in MS, that would be a sign, if not (that) the bubble is about to burst... Republican candidate Marco Rubio focused his campaign on Kansas Friday. It takes 2,383 to win the Democratic nomination. "It's going to be very tall, and every time Mexico protests it, it's going to gain another 10 feet", Trump said.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a caucus site on Saturday in Wichita, Kan. Mr Trump is ahead in Kentucky , with the Louisiana primary results to come. Rubio's betting a March 15 victory in his home state of Florida can resuscitate his faltering campaign. In the overall race for delegates, Trump led with 335 and Cruz had 248.
Romney told NBC's " Today " on Friday that he sees "no reasonable scenario" to run again, but added that he will not vote for Trump or Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. She believes Trump, a novice politician, had the misguided thought Fox would go easy on him during the August debate. The two senators, who earlier had devoted considerable debate time to throwing sharp elbows at one another, pressed Trump aggressively on his conservative credentials, his business practices and changing ...