Texas Sen. Ted Cruz exited the race for the GOP nomination last night following a second-place finish in Indiana. Politico reports:
Ted Cruz drops out of presidential race
Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race on Tuesday night, ending one of the best-organized campaigns of 2016 after a series of stinging defeats left Donald Trump as the only candidate capable of clinching the nomination outright.
Cruz had appeared eager to go all the way to Cleveland to contest the Republican convention, but ... Read More >>
Donald J. Trump became the presumptive Republican presidential nominee on Tuesday with a landslide win in Indiana that drove his principal opponent, Senator Ted Cruz, from the race and cleared the way for the polarizing, populist outsider to take control of the party.
After months of sneering dismissals and expensive but impotent attacks from Republicans fearful of his candidacy, Mr. Trump is now positioned to clinch the required number of delegates for the nomination by the last day of voting on June 7.Read More >>
Donald Trump reached a new high among Republicans in a national NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll released Tuesday.
The real estate mogul has 56 percent support, more than doubling his advantage over Ted Cruz, who sits at 22 percent. John Kasich rounds out the survey with 14 percent support. An additional 7 percent remain undecided.Read More >>
The coalition of Republicans opposed to Donald J. Trump’s candidacy braced Monday for a debilitating setback as he appeared poised for a victory in Indiana that would put him on track to seal the Republican nomination by the time primary voting ends next month.
The Indiana vote has emerged as a decisive and perhaps final test for Senator Ted Cruz, who has abandoned hope of overtaking Mr. Trump in the race but still aims to throw the Republican nominating fight to a contested convention in July.Read More >>
Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, following resounding wins in New York and several northeastern states over the past two weeks, are creeping ever closer to the magic delegate numbers they need to clinch their parties’ presidential nominations (1,237 for Republicans, 2,383 for Democrats). Indiana, whose primary voters go to the polls on Tuesday, is setting up as a must-win for Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Here are five credible predictions on who will win.Read More >>
Donald Trump is leading Ted Cruz by a whopping 34 percentage points — 54%-20% — among likely Republican voters in California, a SurveyUSA poll for KUSA found.
That’s a significant gain for the Republican frontrunner, whose lead was only 8 percentage points in the last SurveyUSA poll a month ago. And it’s a significant loss for Cruz. The two were 40%-32% last month.Read More >>
Josh Kraushaar of National Journal has an interesting article this morning suggesting that despite concerns about what the nomination of businessman Donald Trump would likely mean for the Republican Party in November, dislike of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is pushing many of the party’s leaders to acquiesce to Trump’s nomination.
GOP Leaders Surrender to Trump
If Donald Trump goes onto to win Indiana’s primary Tuesday, all but guaranteeing him the Republican presidential nomination, the story of the GOP campaign will be ... Read More >>