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Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpManafort-linked accounts on Cyprus probed: report Republican failure Trump's environmental order jeopardizes our national security MORE is projected to win the Michigan primary, giving him another big delegate prize in the Republican race.
Fox News and MSNBC called the race for Trump immediately as polls closed at 9 p.m. Eastern.
Trump beat out rival John Kasich, who had thrown everything at winning the Rust Belt state.
It's the second win of the night for Trump, as the businessman has also been projected the winner of the primary in Mississippi, where 40 delegates are at stake.
Michigan's 59 delegates make it the biggest contest of Tuesday's races. The win there gives Trump momentum heading into key contests next week in Ohio, Kasich's home state, and Florida, rival Marco RubioMarco RubioRepublicans giving Univision the cold shoulder: report Week ahead: Senate panel to vote on Trump's Labor pick Senators introduce new Iran sanctions MORE's home state.
Trump’s victory in Michigan is important for two reasons beyond the accumulation of delegates.
A loss in Michigan — on the heels of surprising losses to Ted CruzTed CruzWounded Ryan faces new battle The mystery of Ivanka Trump Conservatism's worst enemy? The Freedom Caucus. MORE in Kansas and Maine on Saturday — would have accelerated the narrative that the billionaire’s support is fading.
And Trump’s Michigan victory keeps alive the businessman's message that he can beat Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonClinton defends April Ryan, Rep. Maxine Waters in speech Lobbying world Trump puts foreign investors first by supporting the Republican tax plan MORE in a general election by appealing to so-called “Reagan Democrats” in Rust Belt states like Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
His victory in Mississippi, meanwhile, continues his dominance of the Deep South, a region that Ted Cruz once expected to fall in his column.
Clinton won Mississippi handily on Tuesday, while the race in Michigan is too close to call, with Bernie SandersBernie SandersIn California race, social justice wing of Democrats finally comes of age Sanders to headline progressive 'People's Summit' The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE winning in early returns.
- Updated at 9:15 p.m.