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The Latest: Cruz makes a small dent in Trump's delegate lead

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign, with voters in five states getting their say Saturday in nominating contests (all times Eastern Standard Time):

11:35 p.m.

Ted Cruz won at least 64 delegates Saturday, making a small dent in Donald Trump's lead in the race for delegates to the Republican National Convention this summer.

Trump got at least 49 delegates. There were still 20 delegates left to be allocated, pending late returns in Kentucky and Louisiana.

Marco Rubio added at least 13 delegates and John Kasich won at least nine.

There were a total of 155 Republican delegates at stake Saturday in Kansas, Maine, Kentucky and Louisiana. Cruz won the presidential caucuses in Kansas and Maine, while Trump won in Louisiana and Kentucky.

In the overall race for delegates, Trump has 378 and Cruz has 295. Rubio has 123 delegates and Kasich has 34.

It takes 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination for president.

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11:31 p.m.

Hillary Clinton has won a majority of delegates in Saturday's nominating contests thanks to her big win in Louisiana.

With 109 delegates at stake for the night, Clinton picked up at least 55. Sanders won at least 47, having prevailed in the smaller states of Kansas and Nebraska. Seven delegates remain to be allocated.

Including superdelegates, Clinton now has at least 1,121 delegates. Sanders has at least 479. It takes 2,383 delegates to win.

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11:14 p.m.

Marco Rubio's campaign for president is rejecting Donald Trump's call for the Florida senator to get out of the Republican race for president.

Rubio campaign spokesman Alex Conant says, "Trump's history as a con artist is being exposed. He canceled CPAC today because he's not a conservative."

Trump was scheduled to speak on Saturday at the annual gathering of conservative activists in suburban Washington. He instead made a campaign stop in Kansas.

The billionaire businessman won nominating contests in Louisiana and Kentucky. At a news conference, he says Rubio should leave the race. Says Trump, "Marco has to get out of the race. Has to."

With 123 delegates, Rubio is 252 delegates behind Trump in the race for the 1,237 needed to win the Republican nomination for president.

Conant says, "Trump knows that Marco has the momentum in Florida and is afraid because he knows losing those 99 delegates to Marco will be a turning point in this race."

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11:08 p.m.

Ted Cruz is making a small dent in Donald Trump's lead in the race for delegates to the Republican National Convention this summer.

Cruz picked up at least 60 delegates Saturday, winning Republican caucuses in Kansas and Maine. Donald Trump collected at least 46 delegates, winning in Louisiana and Kentucky.

Marco Rubio added at least 13 delegates and John Kasich won at least eight.

There are a total of 155 Republican delegates at stake Saturday in Kansas, Maine, Kentucky and Louisiana. There are still 28 delegates to be allocated, in Louisiana and Kentucky.

In the overall race for delegates, Trump has 375 and Cruz has 291. Rubio has 123 delegates and Kasich has 33.

It takes 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination for president.

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