Trump, Clinton jump in delegates after Florida win

Mar 15, 2016 8:17 PM by NBC News

Donald Trump's big win in the Florida primary is helping him stretch his lead in the race for delegates.

Trump picked up all 99 delegates in Florida.

He now has 568. Ted Cruz has 370 delegates, Marco Rubio has 163 and John Kasich has 63.

It takes 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination for president.

Hillary Clinton is widening her overall delegate lead with an early win in Florida.

The Sunshine State is Democrats' biggest delegate prize of the night.

With 214 delegates at stake, Clinton is assured of winning at least 118. Sanders will pick up at least 45.

In all, 691 delegates are up for grabs Tuesday in five states.

Going into Tuesday's contests, Clinton already held a 214-delegate advantage based just on wins from primaries and caucuses.

When including superdelegates, the lead is even larger. Clinton now has a total of at least 1,353, while Sanders has at least 625. It takes 2,383 to win.

The other states voting Tuesday are North Carolina, Ohio, Missouri and Illinois.


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