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Trump wins Republican presidential primary in North Carolina

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Donald Trump wins the Republican presidential primary in North Carolina, widening his lead in the race for the GOP nomination.

His victory Tuesday comes after an earlier win in Florida and increases his delegate lead over the rest of the Republican field.

That field shrank by one on Tuesday as Marco Rubio dropped out. But John Kasich captured his first victory of the nominating contest by winning his home state of Ohio, nabbing all 66 delegates there.

RELATED: Hillary Clinton wins Democratic primary in NC

Ted Cruz has yet to win a state Tuesday.

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