Sen. Marco Rubio won't be rallying in Utah on Wednesday as planned. He suspended his presidential bid Tuesday after a massive loss in his home state of Florida. That means the GOP primary has become a three-man race, and with Gov. John Kasich's win in Ohio, it is increasingly likely that all three will appear in Salt Lake City on Monday for a nationally televised debate.
Donald Trump, the clear front-runner in the race, added to his delegate lead on Tuesday with wins in Florida, North Carolina and Illinois, but due to his loss to Kasich in Ohio, it is likely that the nomination fight will go on for weeks, maybe months and possibly even into the national convention.
"For the Republicans right now, every state becomes an important victory and every state that Donald Trump doesn't win makes it much more likely we end up in a contested convention," said Jason Perry, the director of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics. "He needs to consider every state to be important."