Republican frontrunner Donald Trump scored two major victories Tuesday in the states of Michigan and Mississippi, extending his lead in the US presidential nominations race ahead of crucial contests next week.
His Democratic counterpart Hillary Clinton also claimed victory in the southern Gulf state of Mississippi over her rival Bernie Sanders, thanks to a strong turnout by African-American voters.
“Thank you Mississippi!”
Clinton and Trump posted in identical tweets.
Sanders won the Democratic primary in Michigan, US networks said, in an upset for frontrunner Hillary Clinton who was predicted to win the northern state.
“This has been a fantastic night in Michigan,” Sanders said shortly before the race was called in his favor in the industrial state, one of four holding White House nominating contests on Tuesday.