Published On: Thu, Mar 3rd, 2016

Super Tuesday: Trump edges out Cruz, Clinton pulling away from Sanders, Fox done with Rubio

The final delegate count from Super Tuesday is finally becoming clear as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton each won seven states for their respective parties. Trump finished with 237 delegates, just ahead of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz who earned 209. Clinton received over 500 delegates, 504, compared to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders with 340.

As a major fallout from Tuesday’s elections, Fox News chief Roger Ailes has reportedly said they are done with Rubio, more on that below.

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Trump was forecast for an even bigger night, but Cruz’s victories and three states and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio taking Minnesota dampened the momentum of the GOP frontrunner. Trump sits atop the overall count with 319 delegates, Cruz now at 226 and Rubio with 110. Ohio Gov. John Kasich had a strong showing in very liberal states, finishing second in Vermont and tying for second in Massachusetts. Kasich didn’t have more than 9% in any of the other states and now has only 25 delegates after earning 19 on Tuesday. Dr. Ben Carson managed to finish fourth in a few states to earn three delegates and is no longer a threat to the frontrunners.

On the Democratic side, Sanders had a huge night in his home state of Vermont, taking home 86% of the vote, and managed three other victories. Sadly for Sanders, Clinton has massive victories across the southeast and Texas and the Senator is way behind in delegate total 1,052 to only 427.

In addition to Tuesday’s poor showing, Fox chief Roger Ailes has told people he’s lost confidence in Rubio’s ability to win. “We’re finished with Rubio,” Ailes recently told a Fox host according to various sources. “We can’t do the Rubio thing anymore.”

According to three Fox sources, Fox chief Roger Ailes has told people he’s lost confidence in Rubio’s ability to win. “We’re finished with Rubio,” Ailes recently told a Fox host. “We can’t do the Rubio thing anymore.”

Ailes is now back to searching for a candidate the channel can rally behind. “He’s thinking, What do we do about the whole damn thing?” one of the news executive’s friends said.

Calls across the Republican side for Rubio to step aside and join the Cruz fight against Trump appear to be getting louder as “winner take all” states begin primaries on March 15.

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