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Rubio Scores First Win in Minnesota

Marco Rubio
Posted at 11:23 PM, Mar 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-01 18:23:37-05

WASHINGTON (AP) - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has won the Republican presidential caucuses in Minnesota, earning his first victory in the 2016 race for the White House.

Rubio won second place in Nevada and South Carolina but still trails rivals Donald Trump and fellow Sen. Ted Cruz in the much-needed delegates needed to win his party's nomination.

But Rubio has won overwhelming support from members of Congress and governors who see him as the most viable alternative to the billionaire businessman, who holds a commanding lead in delegates a month into the contest.