Published March 5, 2016 Joseph Gerth (Courier-Journal)
Donald Trump has won the Kentucky Republican Party presidential caucus, rolling up big victories in coal country in route to claiming at least a plurality of the state’s 46 delegates.
The win helped Trump rebound on a night in which he say U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz take caucuses in Maine and Kansas and lay claim to the spot as Trump’s chief competitor.
The Associated Press called the race for Trump just before 11 p.m.
Trump led with just over 75. percent the vote counted by a count of 35-31. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio , who had what appeared to be the strongest ground game in the state, was holding on to a disappointing 3rd. with just under 17 percent of the vote. Ohio Gov. John Kasich was nipping at his heels, just two points behind.Follow @FortySixNews