Ahead of Tuesday's nominating contests, Hillary Clinton held a wide delegate lead over her rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, among Democrats, while the Republican front-runner, Donald Trump, was seeing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz encroach on his lead over the GOP field.
Both Clinton and Trump did very well in the first few rounds, each sweeping a majority of the contests on Super Tuesday last week and amassing a significant number of delegates. But this past weekend, Cruz built on his earlier wins, taking home wins in two of the four Republican contests on Saturday and coming in a close second in the two won by Trump.
Meanwhile, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who many establishment Republicans hoped would be the man to stop Trump’s momentum, has continued to slip. After pulling out his first win of the season in Minnesota on Super Tuesday, Rubio won in Puerto Rico over the weekend, but is still far behind Cruz and Trump in the delegate count.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich was last in delegates before Tuesday, having won zero nominating contests so far. Despite this lack of delegates, the governor has remained optimistic and said if he could do well in Michigan Tuesday and his home state next week, the tide would turn in his favor.
On the Democratic side, Clinton held close to a 200-delegate lead over Sanders before Michigan and Minnesota voted Tuesday. That count doesn’t include superdelegates, which only Democrats have, who can change their votes at any point. An overwhelming number of superdelegates have committed to Clinton so far, putting her well on her way to the 2,383 delegates necessary to win the Democratic nomination. Still, the Vermont senator has said he is not dropping out of the race any time soon and was campaigning hard in Michigan ahead of Tuesday’s primary there.
As you watch results come in from Michigan, Mississippi, Hawaii and Idaho, here are where the Democratic candidates stand in the delegate count:
And here are where the Republicans stand in delegates before Tuesday's nominating contests: