Super Saturday: Cruz, Sanders play catch up with Trump and Clinton

Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders clinched a decisive victory in two states each, and caught up with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, who retained their frontrunner status

Baton Rouge (Louisiana): While Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders yesterday clawed their way back into the hotly contested US presidential race by securing a pair of morale-boosting wins in a multi-state vote, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton kept their front-runner status intact by posting decisive victories in the key state of Louisiana.

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders
Hillary Clinton (left) was jolted by Bernie Sanders (right) in Kansas and Nebraska but she bounced back to easily win Louisiana. 

In the Democratic camp, Clinton was jolted by Vermont Senator Sanders in Kansas and Nebraska but the 68-year-old former secretary of state bounced back to easily win Louisiana, seen as the big prize on 'Super Saturday'.

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump
Ted Cruz (left) scored decisive wins in the Kansas and Maine caucuses, as he tried to reel Donald Trump’s (right) significant lead. Pics/AFP

Decisive win
On the Republican side, Texas Senator Cruz scored decisive wins in the Kansas and Maine caucuses, demonstrating his enduring appeal among conservatives as he tried to reel Trump's significant lead in the presidential race.

Trump, 69, contained Cruz's advances by winning in the delegate-rich states of Louisiana and Kentucky. But the Texas Senator's wins were sure to energise the anti-Trump forces who are desperately trying to stop Trump's march to the nomination, and they left little doubt that Cruz, who has now captured six states, is their best hope

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