(VOA NEWS) – Billionaire Donald Trump won another state in his bid to become the Republican nominee for president with a decisive victory Tuesday in the western U.S. state of Nevada.
Final results showed Trump with 46 percent of the vote, far ahead of Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s 24 percent. Texas Senator Ted Cruz finished in third place with 21 percent.
Trump’s win is his third straight victory after taking primaries in New Hampshire and South Carolina earlier this month. It also gives him momentum going into an important week in the campaign with a dozen states voting on March 1.
Trump gave a victory speech, saying that despite pundits predicting his campaign would not go far, he is now “winning the country.” He also said that when more Republicans drop out, he will pick up a lot of their supporters.