(NEWS10) — In Tuesday’s primaries, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton scored huge victories bringing them closer to a monumental duel for the white house in the fall.
The presidential frontrunners of both parties have reason to celebrate.
Trump made a clean sweep of five states, while Clinton took four out of five over Bernie Sanders.
These northeast primaries were dominated by Clinton and Trump, both adding to their delegate counts, moving them closer to their party’s nominations.
However, neither of them are quite there yet.
Trump’s sweep of the five republican contests moved him closer to that threshold of 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination, and said Ted Cruz and John Kasich, should get out.
Cruz said the northeast may not have favored him, but upcoming states will.
Sanders won one state, Rhode Island; he still faces long mathematical odds, but looked ahead to May and June contests.
Clinton won the biggest democratic prize of the night in Pennsylvania, along with three other states, and looked ahead, a little further, “with your help we’re going to come back to Philadelphia for the democratic national convention, with the most votes and the most pledged delegates and we will unify our party to win this election.”
Now the race hones in on Indiana, which votes next Tuesday, May 3rd. On the republican side, it will largely be a two-man race, with John Kasich agreeing to pull out of the state, to let Ted Cruz take on Trump.