Cruz gains momentum but Trump and Clinton still ahead in US race

The wins by Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, pictured, are a reminder that while Donald Trump still appears to be the likely nominee, it is by no means inevitableSenators Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders scored key victories in the 2016 quest for the White House, but Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton remained their parties’ frontrunners as the “Super Saturday” results came in. Republican Trump and Democrat Clinton both won in the delegate-rich state of Louisiana, keeping them on top at a critical point in the US presidential race. Results from votes in five states were split, but one element was clear: Republican Cruz boosted his claim as the most viable alternative to billionaire Trump after taking Kansas and Maine, and put poorly performing Senator Marco Rubio under pressure to turn his campaign around or bow out.

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