Rubio wins DC caucus

Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioTrump must send Russia powerful message through tougher actions McCain, Coons immigration bill sparks Trump backlash Taking a strong stance to protect election integrity MORE has been projected the winner of the Washington, D.C., Republican caucus Saturday. 

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The Florida senator beat out Ohio Gov. John Kasich by just 50 votes, according to The New York Times, ultimately winning 37 percent of the vote. 

Kasich followed with 35 percent. Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: 'We have a Napoleon in the making' MORE and Texas Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSasse statement: Trump nominee who spread conspiracy theories has a ‘tinfoil hat’ Coalition of 44 groups calls for passage of drug pricing bill For the sake of our democracy, politicians must stop bickering MORE trailed with 14 and 12 percent of the vote, respectively.

D.C. is a small victory for Rubio, who has struggled in primary contests; his lone win was in Minnesota. 

D.C. has 19 delegates. Rubio will take 10 and Kasich will take nine. Cruz and Trump didn't win any delegates, which could bolster their anti-Washington talking points. 

Rubio and Kasich will both make what could be their last stands on Tuesday in their home states of Florida and Ohio, hoping the winner-take-all contests will help halt Trump's trajectory toward the nomination.