(CNSNews.com) - Donald Trump won primaries in five northeastern states on Tuesday, while Hillary Clinton won four, and Sen. Bernie Sanders won one.
Trump easily won all the Republican primaries in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania Tuesday, leaving Ohio Gov. John Kasich a distant second in all but one state (Pennsylvania).
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) placed third in four states--Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland.
Cruz's best showing was a second place in Pennsylvania, where he took 21.6 percent of the vote to Trump's 56.7 percent and Kasich's third-place 19.4 percent. Cruz's worst showing was in Rhode Island (10.4 percent).
Trump's biggest victories came in Rhode Island (63.0 percent) and Delaware (60.8 percent). His poorest showing of the night was still a robust 54.4 percent in Maryland.
On the Democrat side, Hillary Clinton took four out of five states in Tuesday's primary election, but Democrats in the nation's smallest state, R.I., went for Sanders, giving him his only win of the night, with 55 percent of the vote to Clinton's 43.3 percent.
For Clinton, the biggest victory of the night came in Maryland, where she took 63.0 percent of the vote to Sanders' 33 percent.
"This is an even bigger win than we expected -- all five," Trump said at a post-election news conference. He said when you "crack 60 (percent)" with three people in the race, "that's very hard to do."
Sen. Cruz, campaigning in Indiana, described the Democrat and Republican frontrunners as "New York liberals." "But I got good news for you. Tonight this campaign moves back to more favorable terrain." Cruz mentioned Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Montana, Washington -- and even California.
After Tuesday's primaries, Trump has 950 delegates out of the 1,237 needed for the nomination.