Tuesday’s primaries and caucuses were a mixed bag as Sen. Bernie Sanders took two states — Idaho and Utah — to Hillary Clinton’s lone win in Arizona, and Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz split the Republican races in Arizona and Utah respectively, NBC News projects.
The western state primaries represented another step in efforts to amass support in the race to the nomination, with both Trump and Clinton hoping that they may tally an outright majority of their party’s respective delegates before the summer conventions get contentious.
But Cruz and Sanders both got some good news that can help stall the momentum each of their rivals have received with recent wins.
Sanders held a rally shortly after his Arizona loss, touting high turnout.
“When we began this campaign we talked about a need for millions of people to become involved in the political process,” Sanders told supporters at a San Diego rally late Tuesday night. “Tonight in Utah, tonight in Idaho, and tonight in Arizona there are record-breaking turnouts.”
He did not speak after his Utah win, which was announced at around 1:30 a.m. ET Wednesday. Idaho was not called until just before 2:30 a.m. ET.
Sanders later put out a written statement, saying: “I am enormously grateful to the people of Utah and Idaho for the tremendous voter turnouts that gave us victories with extremely large margins. The impressive numbers of young people and working-class people who participated in the process are exactly what the political revolution is all about. These decisive victories in Idaho and Utah give me confidence that we will continue to win major victories in the coming contests.”