Cruz takes the Kansas Caucuses held today. Interesting in that the latest polls showed Trump ahead. It turned out that it wasn’t close. With 25% of the vote counted, Cruz has 50% to Trump with 25%. Rubio trails at 13% with Kasich bringing up the rear with 10%. Kentucky and Maine are also holding caucuses today and Louisiana a primary. More results as they come in.
Update: 8:00 PM CST-Fox calls the Maine caucuses for Cruz. Trump second, Kasich and Rubio a distant third and fourth.
Update: 8:05 PM CST-Fox calls the Nebraska Democrat caucuses for Sanders.
Update: 8:17 PM CST-Fox calls Louisiana for Clinton.
Update: 8:30 PM CST-AP calls Louisiana for Trump. He currently has a two to one margin over Cruz with 23%, Rubio is at 19% and John Kasich at 3%.
Update: 5:08 AM CST-Trump narrowly wins Kentucky Caucuses with 35%, Cruz follows with 16%, Rubio at 16% and Kasich at 14%. The victory margin for Trump in Louisiana was quite a bit narrower ultimately than it first appeared: Trump: 41%, Cruz 37%, Rubio 11% and Kasich at 6%.
Analysis: If Trump is going to be stopped, only Cruz has shown the ability to do so. If Rubio stays in now, he must assume the role of a deliberate spoiler to ensure a Trump victory. Kasich is staying in for no reason I can discern other than hope that Trump as nominee would pick him as Veep for the spoiler role he has played.