Donald Trump wins Michigan Republican primary

BY    | Updated: Mar 8, 2016 at 9:41 PM
A supporter smiles after talking to U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump following a campaign event in Concord, North Carolina March 7, 2016. Photo by Chris Keane/Reuters

A supporter smiles after talking to U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump following a campaign event in Concord, North Carolina Monday. Photo by Chris Keane/Reuters

Donald Trump has won the Republican presidential primary in Michigan, edging out rivals to post his 14th state victory of the 2016 White House race.

It’s the second victory for Trump in Tuesday’s nomination contests. The billionaire businessman also won Mississippi’s Republican primary earlier Tuesday.

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Trump says that his wins in Tuesday’s primary elections are proof that advertising is less important than competence.

Trump’s wins come despite an onslaught of negative advertising from a late-coming “stop Trump” effort.

In a speech to supporters in Jupiter, Florida, Tuesday after winning the two primaries, he said there’s never been more money spent than what is being spent to take him down.

And yet, he told his supporters, “only one person did well tonight: Donald Trump.”

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Trump will win at least 21 delegates in Michigan and at least 20 in Mississippi. In Michigan, John Kasich will win at least 15 delegates and Ted Cruz will win at least 12.

There are a total of 150 Republican delegates at stake in four states Tuesday. Voters are also going to the polls in Idaho and Hawaii.

In the overall race for delegates, Trump has 428 and Cruz has 315. Rubio has 151 delegates and Kasich has 52.

It takes 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination for president.

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