Trump racked up wins in seven states to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s three and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s one. And Clinton defeated Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in seven of the 11 Democratic contests.
Here are six takeaways from the biggest day in the 2016 presidential race so far:
The Trump coalition comes together
He proved it in the early states and now he has proven it on Super Tuesday: Donald Trump is leading a coalition.
New Hampshire and Massachusetts showed he wins white, working-class moderates — the Reagan Democrats. South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia showed he wins evangelicals in the Bible Belt. And record-shattering Republican turnout in Virginia showed he expands the party’s base of voters.