Rubio, Sanders win in Minnesota caucus
Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Marco Rubio won Minnesota’s presidential caucuses Tuesday, as voters handed both a badly needed boost as they try to hold off the surging campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Heavy turnout marked both the DFL and GOP caucuses in Minnesota, on a Super Tuesday night that saw the presidential contest spread to wider swaths of the country. Hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans participated, and some caucusgoers met long lines, traffic backups and delays in obtaining ballots at voting sites.
In the Democratic contest, Sanders posted a convincing win over Clinton in a state that his campaign made a priority. Clinton’s last-minute visit to Minneapolis on Tuesday did little to shore up her prospects here, with the Vermont U.S. senator claiming a nearly 20-percentage point victory over Clinton.