Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) took two of the three states in his party's Super Saturday races.
Sanders won the Nebraska and Kansas caucuses, while former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won the Louisiana primary. Sanders picked up at total of 47 delegates on Saturday, 23 in Kansas, 14 in Nebraska and 10 in Louisiana, while Clinton picked up 55, with 35 coming from Louisiana and 10 each in Kansas and Nebraska.
Overall, 2,383 delegates are needed to win the Democratic nomination. Clinton has won 652, while Sanders has captured 454. When it comes to superdelegates, Clinton currently has 458 to Sanders' 22.
Meanwhile, on the Republican side, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and businessman Donald Trump split the four states they had at play today. Cruz picked up Kansas and Maine, gaining 24 delegates and 12 delegates, respectively. Trump won Kentucky and Louisiana, picking up a total of 31 delegates.
The GOP frontrunner called for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to drop out of the race during a speech Saturday night, but Rubio, who has only won the state of Minnesota, says he will remain in the race until voters in his state hit the polls on March 15.
"The states that voted tonight are states that quite frankly some of my opponents just do better in, we recognized that going in," Rubio said while in Puerto Rico, which is set to hold their GOP primary on Sunday.
Cruz said the GOP field needs to trim down as well on Saturday, implying that Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Rubio should bow out in order for him to battle Trump head on.
"What needs to happen is the field needs to continue to narrow. As long as the field remains divided it gives Donald an advantage," Cruz said.
The Kasich camp says the governor has a long-term plan to end up as the Trump alternative by the time the Republican convention rolls around in July. A win in his home state of Ohio on March 15 is a crucial part of that plan.
"More than 1,000 delegates will still be available" after the March 15 races, Kasich's chief strategist John Weaver notes. "Cruz needed to get more delegates out of the southeast and caucus states than he was able to get, and his path is closing. The Marco Rubio hype machine is winding down and his bubble will completely pop on March 15 in Florida if he doesn't win.
"Governor Kasich must win in Ohio to stop Trump, and when he wins Ohio, Kasich clearly becomes the top non-Trump Republican."
A total of 1,237 delegates are necessary to win the GOP presidential nomination. Trump currently has 378 delegates, while Cruz comes in at 295. Rubio has collected 123 delegates and Kasich has reeled in 34. Neurosurgeon Ben Carson ended his campign for president on Friday.