(NBC News) – It’s finally here – Super Tuesday!
12 states – hundreds of delegates, and seven candidates all hoping to stay in the race.
Texas is the big prize – an important one for Ted Cruz. It’s the only state where Donald Trump isn’t expected to win, “We have get out and vote,” said Donald Trump, (R) Presidential Candidate.
Donald Trump is hoping to build on his frontrunner status today with his closest challengers aiming to collect enough delegates to remain competitive. “A vote for Donald trump tomorrow is literally a vote for Hillary Clinton,” declared Marco Rubio, (R) Presidential Candidate.
For Ted Cruz, that means winning his home state, Texas. “What we will see, I believe, is Donald Trump and me coming out both with a significant chunk of delegates and everyone else far behind,” said Ted Cruz, (R) Presidential Candidate.
There could be trouble for Trump this Super Tuesday:
Buzzfeed reports there’s a secret New York Times tape where Trump reportedly rejects his own promises to close the border. “You should be very troubled by a candidate like Donald Trump who tells the New York Times one thing and the voters another,” said Ted Cruz, (R) Presidential Candidate.
“Trump should ask the NY Times to release the audio of his interview with them so that we can see exactly what it is he truly believes,” said Marco Rubio, (R) Presidential Candidate.
Bernie sanders is hoping to pick up wins today at home in Vermont, Massachusetts, The Midwest — and maybe Texas. “I think we’ll do better there than people think,” said Bernie Sanders, (D) Presidential Candidate.
Republicans are looking ahead too, concerned whether trump can beat Clinton in November.
Hillary Clinton’s already looking past Super Tuesday, focusing on Trump. “At some point you can’t just say whatever pops into your head if you want to be the President of the United States of America,” said Hillary Clinton, (D) Presidential Candidate.