Rubio, Sanders win Minnesota caucuses

Voters deviate from nationwide Super Tuesday trend

Raphy Gendler

St. Louis Park citizens, including many Park students, packed schools and community centers to caucus for presidential candidates on Super Tuesday.

On a night dominated by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump across the country, Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) members caucused for Bernie Sanders and Republican (GOP) voters for Marco Rubio March 1, according to results from The Associated Press (AP).

Minnesota was Rubio’s first state win this primary season. The Florida Senator campaigned heavily in the Twin Cities and throughout greater Minnesota.

According to AP, with 96 percent of precincts reporting, Rubio won about 37 percent support from GOP voters in Minnesota, and Ted Cruz won second place with 29 percent. Trump took his first third place finish with 21 percent.

Sanders won about 62 percent to Clinton’s 38 percent in Minnesota, according to the AP.

Nationwide, Trump won seven Super Tuesday states on the Republican side. Cruz won three and Rubio won one. Clinton won seven states to Sanders’ four.

More states hold their caucuses throughout March. In July, the Democratic National Convention will be held in Philadelphia, and the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.