Rubio gets 70K plus votes; dropped out of race

Posted at 10:48 PM, Mar 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 11:38:56-04

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio received more than 70,000 votes in Tuesday's Arizona Presidential Preference Election. 

He's not on the presidential ballot. 

The Florida Senator, who ended his GOP bid for president March 15, notched 17,000 more votes than Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who's still in the race, on the night. 

Rubio got over 14,000 more votes than Kasich in Maricopa County. 

And while Ted Cruz finished second overall, he did beat Donald Trump in Graham County - by four votes. 

The state's early voting for the Presidential Preference Election started Feb. 24, which may have something to do with it. 

Dr. Ben Carson, who dropped out March 4, also received more than 14,000 votes overall. 

Other former presidential candidates who received votes Tuesday include former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum and Lindsey Graham. 

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