The 2016 presidential contest chugged along this Saturday with primaries or caucuses in five states.
On the Democratic side, Sen. Bernie Sanders won caucuses in Kansas and Nebraska, while Hillary Clinton scored a decisive victory in Louisiana, the state with the most delegates up for grabs Saturday, holding on to what the New York Times calls “a significant delegate lead.”
Clinton and Sanders spoke at the same event in Detroit, where they came within inches of each other but did not speak.
From the stage Clinton said, “I’m grateful to everyone who turned out,” but said that “all eyes” now turn to Michigan, where a big prize primary will be held Tuesday, NBC News reports.
The Democratic race for the presidency came within feet of each other on MI today. No pleasantries were exchanged. pic.twitter.com/z6Om4qZZ00
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) March 6, 2016
Clinton and Sanders will debate Sunday night in Flint, Mich.
In the Republican race, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won in Kansas and Maine, where Donald Trump finished second in those states. Cruz closely trailed Trump in the Louisiana primary and Kentucky caucus, but the New York businessman clinched the wins there.
Marco Rubio and John Kasich finished well behind the two winners in today’s contests.
Both Trump and Cruz have called for Rubio to drop out of the race, with Trump being the most vocal.
“I think it’s time now that he drop out of the race,” Trump said of Rubio, who has won just one contest to date.