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Donald Trump Takes Nevada: Rubio, Cruz Follow

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Wed, 24 Feb 2016 05:03:56 Z)

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Days after Donald Trump won the South Carolina's GOP primary, the billionaire has captured Nevada where Republicans caucused Tuesday.

CNN projected Trump the winnner soon after the four hour caucus process ended. Trump had 45.9%, Marco Rubio 23.9% and Ted Cruz 21.4% with 100% of the vote reported. Ben Carson was 4th with 4.8% and John Kasich 5th at 3.6%.


: Nevada is Trump's third straight win, confirming his longstanding lead in the polls. For Cruz, a third place finish would be a hard blow following his disappointing South Carolina showing. If Rubio maintains his second position, the GOP establishment's support of the Florida senator would be solidified. John Katich's effort to be the mainstream's candidate is a big loser considering his 5th place showing, although he is trying to hold out until his home state Ohio holds its primary in mid-March.


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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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