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Cruz, Clinton take Texas; UNT student wins Democratic primary

Cruz, Clinton take Texas; UNT student wins Democratic primary

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Cruz, Clinton take Texas; UNT student wins Democratic primary
March 02
02:46 2016

Adalberto Toledo | Senior Staff Writer

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Texans hit the polls today to secure a victory for Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton in the Texas primaries.

Cruz, a Texas native, overwhelmingly won the state’s primary securing 32 delegates. Donald Trump, behind Cruz, secured 14 delegates. Denton county voters supported Cruz by more than a 10 percent margin, With Trump coming in second.

Clinton carried the Texas primary by a wide margin against Bernie Sanders, winning 120 delegates. The margin in Denton County, however, was much closer, but ultimately kept Clinton on top.

The election is still underway, with many of the 11 Super Tuesday battlegrounds being ruby red states. Clinton did not concede to Barack Obama until June 2008. Both Sanders and Clinton have at least one of the swing states Politico projected under their belts.

Trump took 148 delegates from Georgia, Vermont, Alabama, Massachusetts, Virginia, Tennessee and Arkansas. Cruz won Oklahoma and his home state of Texas, with support from Denton county voters, gaining a total of 82 delegates.

Clinton carried Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, Massachusetts, Texas, Tennessee and Arkansas where she was first lady. Sanders took Colorado, Oklahoma and his home state of Vermont.

State and federal congressional races

UNT student Connor Flanagan won the Democratic candidacy for Texas House District 64, the winner of the runoff on the Republican side. Lynn Stucky and Read King appear to be headed for a runoff.

The close race for a Republican candidate for Railroad Commissioner will continue in May, and will compete for the seat against Democratic candidate Gary Yarbrough.

Michael C. Burgess will run against Eric Mauck for the District 26 U.S. House of Representatives seat in November after his win by a large margin.

CORRECTION: In the original post of this story, we incorrectly labeled Connor Flanagan as an alumnus of UNT. He is currently enrolled at UNT. The Daily regrets the error.

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