Although Ted Cruz triumphed in Kansas and Maine, Donald Trump took two more wins in the Kentucky Caucus and the Louisiana Primary this evening.
During his speech/press conference this evening, Trump called upon Marco Rubio to drop out of the race.
Of course, this will not happen. Rubio isn’t going to give up on Florida nor will he roll over and play dead for Trump.
Nevertheless, Florida is a must win for Rubio. It won’t be easier with Cruz’s announcement that his campaign will open 10 offices in the Sunshine state. While this strategy could be costly to Rubio it could be equally costly to Cruz. If Cruz ends up helping Trump triumph a winner-take-all state like Florida, he will have effectively cut off his note to spite his face.
As of this writing, Trump has 378 delegates compared to 295 for Cruz. Rubio and John Kasich have 123 and 34, respectively. If Trump wins Florida and Ohio, it will be difficult to see how Cruz or anyone else can catch Trump.