Big win for Trump, Surprise win for Sanders

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Donald Trump has won three more states, Michigan, Mississippi and Hawaii, in his bid to be the Republican White House nomination.

In the Democratic race, Bernie Sanders had a surprise victory in Michigan, but Hillary Clinton increased her overall lead with a big Mississippi win.

Ted Cruz won a Republican-only race in Idaho.

The states are the latest to choose candidates to compete in November’s presidential election.

It was a terrible night for Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who came in a distant fourth in both Michigan and Mississippi, a week before his must-win contest in his home state.

Mr Trump, a businessman with no experience of elected office, leads the polls in Florida, from where he delivered his victory speech on Tuesday night.

“One of the things I am most happy about is the turnout has been just massiveā€¦ I think it’s the single biggest story in politics today,” he said at a press conference in Jupiter.

He also said he would be more presidential than anybody except Abraham Lincoln and that “no one is more conservative than me”.

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