Fresh off their Super Tuesday wins, Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz jointly turned up the pressure on Marco Rubio to drop out — though the Florida senator insists he remains a contender and is “optimistic” about turning the race around once his home state votes.
Trump won seven states in Tuesday’s contests, bringing his delegate count to 316. Cruz, who won three states, now has 226 delegates. Rubio, with one state win and some second- and third-place finishes, brings his tally to 106.
For Rubio, he’s eyeing the March 15 primary in his home state of Florida as the game-changer.
But at least until then, Trump and Cruz are working to sideline him.
At his rally in Texas, Cruz urged voters to unite behind his campaign, warning that Trump is on a glide path to the nomination until that happens.