Updated Mar 6, 2024 - Politics

Trump wins Minnesota Republican primary, AP projects

Data: Associated Press; Chart: Axios Visuals
Data: Associated Press; Chart: Axios Visuals

Former President Trump won Minnesota's Republican presidential primary on Tuesday, the Associated Press projects.

The big picture: Super Tuesday virtually cleared the field for Joe Biden and Donald Trump, making their races for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations are now more coronation than competition, Axios' Alex Thompson writes.

By the numbers: In Minnesota, Trump defeated Nikki Haley 69%-29%, with 100% precincts reporting.

Between the lines: Trump has the backing of all four GOP members of Minnesota's congressional delegation — including House Whip Tom Emmer — and leading Republican candidates running in high-profile races.

Flashback: The results represent a shift from eight years ago, when Trump finished third in the state's contested GOP caucuses.

  • Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio placed first that year, with 36.5%. Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz finisjed second.

What we're watching: Whether Minnesota is seriously in play in November.

  • President Biden defeated Trump by about 7 points in Minnesota in 2020.

Yes, but: The margin was much more narrow in 2016, when Trump came within 2 percentage points of flipping the state for the GOP.

  • The presumptive GOP nominee renewed a pledge to try to win the state during a local radio interview this week.

Go Deeper: By the numbers: Former President Trump in Minnesota

This story has been updated with additional results.

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