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Donald Trump wins in Michigan

Republican presidential candidate at a campaign stop in Warren, Michigan.
Jake Neher
Republican presidential candidate at a campaign stop in Warren, Michigan (prior to his stop in Cadillac).

In a crowded field for the Republican nomination for president, Donald Trump continued to stay at the front of the pack.

With the win in Michigan, Trump picked up more delegates toward his goal of winning the Republican nomination.

If he secures the nomination, Trump will seek to become the first Republican to win Michigan in a presidential election since 1988, when George H.W. Bush was elected.

Michigan's 59 Republican delegates will be divided proportionally. Trump, who came in first, will get 25 delegates. Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich will split the remaining delegates, 17 each, after their second and third place finishes. 

(The News York Times has a good display of full election results here.)

Trump also won the primaries in Mississippi and Hawaii. Ted Cruz won in the Republican primary in Idaho 

Speaking to supporters in Jupiter, Florida Trump said, "there's only one person who did well tonight: Donald J. Trump."

The eventual Republican nominee will need 1,237 delegates to win the nomination.

The next big day for the field of Republicans is next Tuesday, March 15. It’s a significant day for Republicans as primary voting enters the “winner take all” phase. A lot of delegates will be at stake in Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, North Carolina, and Florida.

*This post was last updated on March 9 at 6:51 a.m.

Mark Brush was the station's Digital Media Director. He succumbed to a year-long battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, in March 2018. He was 49 years old.
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