Republican frontrunner Donald Trump says his campaign has had an ''amazing evening'' after being called the winner in five major states. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican Donald Trump rolled up a series of wins on Tuesday, taking a step toward capturing the GOP nomination on the 2016 campaign's biggest day of state-by-state primary voting. "This has been an amazing evening," Trump said. With his wins, Trump turned his sights on Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton after her Super Tuesday wins, with Trump promising to "go after" Clinton. In turn, the former secretary of state decried what she called Trump's divisive rhetoric. Trump's rival Ted Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas, won his home state and neighboring Oklahoma, bolstering his argument he had the best chance to stop the controversial Trump. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, the favorite of the Republican establishment, had yet to register a win. U.S. networks projected Trump and Clinton each won six states on Super Tuesday, when 12 states were voting. Trump won Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Virginia, while Clinton won Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Super Tuesday was the biggest single day of state-by-state contests to select party nominees for the Nov. 8 election to succeed Democratic President Barack Obama. Voting stretched from eastern states to Texas and Minnesota. Opinion polls heading into the voting had shown Trump leading in most of the 12 states up for grabs, raising the possibility of a big night that would intensify worries among Republican leaders who fear the billionaire could inflict long-term damage on the party.