Ted Cruz wins Idaho Republican presidential primary

Associated Press

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has won the Republican presidential primary in Idaho, adding a seventh state win to his tally in the 2016 White House race.

He finished ahead of GOP front-runner Donald Trump, who earlier Tuesday won the day’s two biggest prizes — the primary elections in Mississippi and Michigan.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a campaign rally at Central Baptist Church in Kannapolis, N.C., on Tuesday.

Still to come are the results from the GOP’s caucuses in Hawaii. They’ll wrap up at 1 a.m. Eastern time, with results to follow a few hours later.

Deepening their dominance in the South, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump swept to easy victories Tuesday in Mississippi’s presidential primaries.

The Mississippi Democratic race was called by the Associated Press shortly after the polls closed at 8 p.m and Trump was projected to win about a half hour later. Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who has emerged as one of Trump’s chief rivals, was running second in early returns.

Clinton won 89 percent of black voters and 54 percent of whites in Mississippi, according to exit polls published by CNN. She also won every age group, 74 percent of men and 80 percent of women, exit polls showed.