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CBS News projects Donald Trump to win in Kentucky Republican caucus

11:09 p.m. ETCBS News projects Donald Trump will win Kentucky's Republican caucus, with 79 percent of the vote in and 46 delegates at stake.


The businessman addressed Saturday's primary results while speaking to supporters at his Florida Mar-a-Lago club.

"It's been really an amazing night," Trump said, thanking the states of Kentucky and Louisiana. "We won and we won by quite a few votes."

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Trump also hit Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who quit the presidential race last month, during his speech.

According to the billionaire, Paul had fought "very, very hard" against the front-runner's campaign. Paul, for his part, has refrained from endorsing anyone in the Republican primary.

9:32 p.m. ET After losing two nominating contests Saturday, Donald Trump is finally getting some good news in Kentucky.

With 34 percent of the vote in, the current GOP front-runner is leading in Kentucky with 41 percent of the vote. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz trails 10 points behind at 31 percent.


Kentucky will award 46 delegates in the Republican primary race.

Three other states vote Saturday in the Republican primary race: Kansas, Louisiana, and Maine. Saturday's states have a total of 155 delegates up for grabs.

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