What We Learned From Wednesday's Democratic Debate

Sanders entered the debate after a close primary win in Michigan. (Meredith Dake-O'Connor/CQ Roll Call)

The day after former secretary of state Hillary Clinton won a big primary victory in Mississippi and Sen. Bernie Sanders kept the race going with an upset victory, a close one, in Michigan, the two faced off in Miami. Broadcast on CNN  in English, and on Univision in Spanish, immigration was just one of the issues the candidates covered. Differences with Republicans were stark.  

What We Learned From Tuesday's Primaries

Tuesday night was a good one for Donald Trump. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Donald Trump stayed strong in the south and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's campaign looked weak, despite high-profile endorsement in the Republican primaries. On the Democratic side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won by a large margin over Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders in Mississippi, continuing her southern dominance, though in Michigan, Sanders pulled out a close win and a stunning upset. And the race continues.  

So what's next for the campaigns and how will they adjust strategies before upcoming debates and important primaries?  

Clinton, Trump Win Mississippi

Clinton won an easy victory in Mississippi. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Hillary Clinton secured a lopsided win ahead of Bernie Sanders in the Mississippi Democratic primary Tuesday night, while Donald Trump scored a solid victory in the GOP field, according to early reports.  

Clinton continued her string of victories in Southern states, winning nine out of 10 votes in Mississippi's African-American community. Mississippi has 36 Democratic delegates in play for the race.  

What We Learned From Sunday's Democratic Debate

Several strategists pointed out the difference in tone between Democrats' and Republican debates. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Sunday was the Democrats' turn in the debate spotlight. The setting was indeed newsworthy. The host city for the CNN debate was Flint, Mich., where residents continue to deal with a toxic water crisis. The two candidates, Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, both have spoken about challenges in Flint, and issues of racial and economic fairness and accountability of government.  

After splitting wins on Saturday, and before Tuesday's primaries, how did they do? Several Democratic-leaning analysts who weighed in favored Clinton:  

Export-Import Bank Debate Puts Sanders at Odds With Senate Democrats

Sanders is alone among Senate Democrats on the Export-Import Bank. (Meredith Dake-O'Connor/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

When Democratic presidential candidate Bernard Sanders' campaign blasted fellow candidate Hillary Clinton this weekend for her support for the Export-Import Bank, it was highlighting an issue on which he stood alone among Senate Democratic caucus members.  

"The Export-Import Bank provides corporate welfare to some of the largest multi-national corporations that are moving jobs to China and stashing their profits in tax havens like the Cayman Islands," policy director Warren Gunnels said in a statement issued ahead of a Democratic debate in Flint, Mich.  

What We Learned From Super Tuesday

Clinton is a big Super Tuesday winner. (File Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Have his Super Tuesday wins propelled Donald Trump toward the Republican presidential nomination or have strong showings outside his home state of Texas renewed the campaign of Sen. Ted Cruz? What do some disappointing results, despite high-profile endorsements and tough attacks on the front-runner, mean for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio? Will Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders soldier on, buoyed by a few wins and close contests, though Hillary Clinton is looking inevitable?  

Roll Call asked political analysts and strategists to weigh in:  

Trump, Clinton Tighten Grip on Nominations

Trump won seven of the 11 states being contested on Super Tuesday. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton put more distance between themselves and their rivals on Super Tuesday, with both front-runners winning seven of the 11 states holding elections or caucuses.  

"This has been an amazing evening," Trump declared at his exclusive Mar-al-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., and said he was expanding the Republican Party's base.   Already taking aim at Trump, Clinton repeated what has become a mantra as of late. "America never stopped being great," she said, jabbing at Trump's "Make America Great Again," slogan. "We have to make America whole. We have to fill in what's been hollowed out," she added.  

New York GOP Freshman Has Confidence In Trump

Zeldin, a New York Republican, says Trump would trounce Clinton in his district. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Some congressional Republicans are skittish about the idea of Donald Trump at the head of their ticket this fall, but not first-term New York Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin.  

Trump “would annihilate” Hillary Clinton in his suburban New York district if he’s the GOP candidate and Clinton is his Democratic opponent this November, Zeldin said Tuesday. Clinton is “wildly unpopular” in the district, he said.  

House Democratic Campaign Leader Endorses Clinton

Luján endorses Hillary Clinton for president. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rep. Ben Ray Luján, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said Friday he supports Hillary Clinton for president.  

In a statement, the New Mexico lawmaker said, "Clinton is the best choice for President by far," opting against her opponent in the Democratic primary, Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders. 

In Purple Virginia, Bill Clinton Revs Up Democrats

Former President Bill Clinton speaks at a campaign event for his wife, Hillary Clinton, in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Former President Bill Clinton waltzed into a stifling recreation center in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday afternoon and told 400 Hillary Clinton supporters that this time, it wasn't his fault.  

"I was dressed and ready to go two hours ago," he said, explaining that he was late because first, his plane couldn't take off and then, it couldn't land. The crowd, who'd queued up hours earlier in a persistent drizzle, didn't care. They wiped their brows and settled in to hear Clinton improvise one of his characteristically engaging, and sometimes rambling, stump speeches about what his wife would do if president.