WASHINGTON/WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton scored early primary wins on Tuesday in Georgia, CNN projected, as the two presidential front-runners looked to take command of their party nominating battles on the campaign's biggest night of voting.
Georgia was one of 12 states voting on Super Tuesday, and opinion polls showed Trump leading in nearly all of the states on the way to a possible big night that would intensify worries among Republican leaders who fear the billionaire could inflict long-term damage on the party.
Clinton, the former secretary of state, also was projected to win Virginia and hoped to take a big step toward wrapping up her nomination fight with rival Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist U.S. senator from Vermont.
Sanders was projected by ABC and MSNBC to win his home state of Vermont, one of five states he was hoping to capture on Tuesday.
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