Mississippi is knows as ‘The Hospitality State’ and Donald Trump sure felt welcome after he won its Republican primary on March 8. Early returns showed him with a double digit lead over nearest rival Ted Cruz.
While Super Tuesday was on March 1, Donald Trump, 69, was feeling rather “super,” thanks to Mississippi. From Tupelo to Jackson to Yazoo City, the Republican voters of the Magnolia State are ready to send the billionaire tycoon up the Mississippi River and straight into the White House.
Though, the Mississippi River doesn’t flow east towards Washington D.C., so he’d probably have to hitch a ride on the Ohio River. But, that doesn’t matter to Donald. What’s important is that he was named the winner of the March 8 primary. With 40 delegates up for grabs, the home state of Oprah Winfrey, 62, James Earl Jones, 85, Walter Peyton and B.B. King is an important one to win!
Could Mississippi signal the end of Donald Trump? He has won every Southern state by large margins, except for Louisiana, according to The Wall Street Journal. Ted Cruz, 45, surged late in the game and almost took the state right underneath Donald’s hair! But in early results coming in from Mississippi precincts, Donald held a double digit lead.
Phil Bryan, the governor of Mississippi, handed Donald some bad news when he endorsed Ted for president. “It’s time for Republicans to join together and unite the party for the good of our state and our nation,” Phil said, according to CNN. “I urge my fellow Mississippians to join me in standing behind Ted Cruz.” Obviously, they didn’t listen.
Ted might be the only one who can take out Trump. Donald barely beat Ted to take the Kentucky Caucus, while Ted won Kansas in a huge landslide! Ted also won Maine, putting him within striking distance of taking the lead away from Donald. With the “winner-take-all” Florida and Ohio primaries on March 15, will these two Republican rivals be locked in battle to the bitter end?
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