Cruz and Clinton Win Primaries in Texas

Ted Cruz
Posted at 9:08 PM, Mar 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-01 16:22:45-05

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democrat Hillary Clinton have won the presidential primaries in Texas.

This is the first win for Cruz during the group of Super Tuesday contests and his second win since the leadoff Iowa caucuses.

Clinton earned her latest win in the string of contests known as Super Tuesday. She has also won the Democratic primaries in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia, putting her ahead of her rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has won the race in his home state of Vermont.

Texas is home to the largest number of delegates up for grabs in both parties on Super Tuesday.