Washington, March 1: The candidates for the presidential candidate nomination for this year's election to the White House were gearing up for Super Tuesday, when 11 states across the US will vote.
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In the Republican camp, while front-runner Donald Trump, who has won the last three primaries, is looking to take a decisive lead over the rest, the likes of Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich will look to survive another day. The fifth candidate, Ben Carson, is expected to not last beyond Super Tuesday.
The Republicans will viw for 595 candidates across 11 states. To get the nomination, a Republican candidate needs 1,237 delegates. Trump is now leading the lot with 82 while Cruz and Rubio are way behind with 17 and 16 delegates, respectively.
The GOP side saw the race for the nomination turning ugly with Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Texas Senator Ted Cruz traded attacks with Trump, a real-estate tycoon.
On the Democratic side, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will vie for 865 delegates.
Clinton, who earned a massive victory over Sanders at South Carolina on February 27 after a not-so-encouraging start in the race, has a handsome lead over Sanders in terms of delegates (546 to 87). For winning nomination, a Democratic candidate needs to have 2,383 delegates.