Trump takes Michigan
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Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDems win from coast to coast Falwell after Gillespie loss: 'DC should annex' Northern Virginia Dems see gains in Virginia's House of Delegates 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.
 
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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.
 
 
Trump’s victory in Michigan is important for two reasons beyond the accumulation of delegates.
 
 
And Trump’s Michigan victory keeps alive the businessman's message that he can beat Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP rushes to cut ties to Moore Papadopoulos was in regular contact with Stephen Miller, helped edit Trump speech: report Bannon jokes Clinton got her ‘ass kicked’ in 2016 election 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. 
 
 
- Updated at 9:15 p.m.