Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump won the winner take all 99 delegates in Florida and knocked rival Marco Rubio out of the race on Tuesday, but lost Ohio to John Kasich and that was the only race he lost on Super Tuesday 3.
Trump also won in North Carolina, Illinois and Missouri with the possibility of making up the 66 delegates he lost in Ohio. It was a big night for Trump who established himself as the favorite to win the GOP presidential nomination.
Trump, had a great night despite his hope for a five-state sweep that would have put him on the path to the nomination, now faces a tough three-way struggle with Kasich, the Ohio governor, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who put up tough battles in North Carolina and Missouri.
Kasich won all 66 of Ohio’s delegates, giving new hope to establishment Republicans a faint hope that they can still deny the brash New Yorker the nomination and block him from capturing the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination at the party’s July convention.
Trump still has the clearest path to the nomination and only Cruz has a chance to beat him, anything else means a contested convention. That said there are states like Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey all are voter rich and favor Trump.