'Winning, winning, winning': Trump's big night in Nevada
LAS VEGAS — Donald Trump won the Nevada Republican caucuses by a near-landslide early Wednesday, his third straight victory with high-stakes “Super Tuesday” just days away.
“We weren’t expected to win too much and now we’re winning, winning, winning,” Trump said at his victory rally late Tuesday. “And soon the country is going to start winning, winning, winning.”
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio claimed the crucial second-place slot, edging out Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. As of 2:45 a.m. ET, NBC News had allocated 22 of Nevada’s 30 delegates — with 12 going to Trump and 5 each for Rubio and Cruz.
The five remaining Republican candidates have less than a week until the Super Tuesday contests on March 1. The so-called “SEC primaries” present a massive haul of 595 delegates up for grabs across 11 states, which is likely to winnow down the field of candidates battling for the GOP nomination.