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Trump,Clinton win local races
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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton took one giant step closer to a monumental showdown for President of the United States as each won in Warren County, in Tennessee, and in most of the voting nation Tuesday night.
Both candidates soared to easy victories in Warren County, which mirrored their success throughout the state.
Trump, a Republican, captured 47 percent of the vote in Warren County, easily outpacing Ted Cruz with 24.5 percent and Marco Rubio with 16.3 percent. Ben Carson was a distant fourth with 7.3 percent.
On the Democratic side, Clinton was equally as dominant in securing 64.1 percent of the vote. Bernie Sanders earned 32.6 percent.
Locally, Republicans outvoted Democrats more than 2-to-1. Republican candidates finished with 4,833 votes in the presidential primary while Democrats received 2,055 votes.
On a statewide level, Tennessee Republicans gave Trump an overwhelming victory, despite Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander endorsing Rubio.
With 82 percent of precincts reporting at press time, Trump had 40 percent of the vote, compared with 24 percent for Cruz, and 20 percent for Rubio.
Like her showing in Warren County, Clinton was powerful in Tennessee and throughout the South on Super Tuesday. In addition to a win in the Volunteer State, Clinton won in Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, Arkansas and Texas.
Sanders won in his home state of Vermont and in Oklahoma too.
With the impressive showings Tuesday, the two frontrunners began taking aim at each other.
"The rhetoric we're hearing on the other side has never been lower," said Clinton during her victory rally.
Said Trump during his celebration, "She's been there for so long, if she hasn't straightened it out by now, she's not going to straighten it out in the next four years."
The next big battle will take place in Florida on March 15.