Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton surge ahead after key primary wins
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump each expanded their leads on Tuesday, winning multiple primary victories that make it all the more improbable that rivals can catch up to them in the race for their party’s presidential nomination.
Republican candidate Trump swept the state’s 99 delegates away from Florida’s own Marco Rubio with 45.8% of the vote. As a result of losing Florida, Marco Rubio dropped out of the Republican race.
“While this may not have been the year for a hopeful and optimistic message about our future, I still remain hopeful and optimistic four our country,” Rubio said in conceding.
Trump’s victories continue to cause a headache for the Republican party because many senior members are concerned by his policies and tone.Trump will need just over half of the hundreds of delegates remaining to win a majority in the Republican race and assure him of the nomination.
For the democratic race, Clinton took 122 delegates with 64.4% of the vote against Bernie Saunders and also extended her lead with wins in Ohio, Illinois and North Carolina.
Clinton’s big turnout in Broward county owes much to Caribbean support, says Broward Commissioner and member of the Clinton campaign’s Caribbean Leadership council, Dale Holness.
Hillary Clinton campaign recently established the Caribbean Leadership Council of state and local leaders among the Diaspora.
Other advocates for the Clinton campaign include state representatives Hazelle Rogers and Daphne Campbell and Miami Dade commission chairman Jean Monestime.
Speaking to supporters in Florida after win, Clinton said turned her attention to Trump, “To be great, we can’t be small. We can’t lost what made America great in the first place.”
Clinton will return to Los Angeles on March 24 for a series of fundraisers, including an event at the Hollywood nightclub Avalon and a reception at the home of ICM Partners’ Chris Silbermann and his wife Julia Franz.