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Wednesday
Apr062016

Cruz clobbers Trump in Wisconsin

by Chelsea Schilling

America’s eyes were on Wisconsin Tuesday evening as both political parties held primaries in the state, and the two underdog candidates – Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders – celebrated victories over their parties’ front-runners.

“What an incredible victory tonight,” Cruz said after his win. “And thank you to your tremendous governor, Gov. Scott walker, for his principled, passionate leadership.”

He said Wisconsin is a “turning pint,” “a rallying cry,” and Americans “have a choice, a real choice.”

“Three weeks ago, the media said Wisconsin was a perfect state for Donald Trump,” Cruz said. “So just how significant is tonight? Well just today, our campaign has raised over $2 million. … We’ve had over 1.3 million contributions.

“In the last two weeks, and in the coming days when Colorado and Wyoming finish voting, we are likely to have gained over 100 delegates on Donald Trump. … I’m more and more convinced that our campaign is going to win the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination. Either before Cleveland or at the convention in Cleveland, we will win a majority of the delegates. And together, we will beat Hillary Clinton in November.”

Cruz said, “Tonight was a bad night for Hillary Clinton. It was a bad night in the Democratic primary. And it was an even worse night for her in the Republican primary. We’re winning because we’re uniting the Republican Party.”

He continued, “Tonight, Wisconsin has lit a candle guiding the way forward. Tonight, we once again have hope for the future. Tonight is about unity. And tonight is about hope.”

Cruz promised to repeal Obamacare, stop federal regulations from killing small businesses, pass a flat tax, abolish the IRS, secure the U.S-Mexico border and end sanctuary cities. He also said Americans will “see a Supreme Court that protects their religious liberty” and Second Amendment rights.

He tweeted, “So Hillary, get ready – here we come!”

Wisconsin voters flocked to the polls, where workers reported long lines and larger-than-usual turnouts.

Cruz enjoyed a lead of about 15 points with 79 percent reporting.

His victory jeopardizes Trump’s path to 1,237 delegates before the Republican National Convention in July.

Trump didn’t offer a speech, but his campaign released the following concession statement, which directly accused the Cruz campaign of violating federal law:

Read the full article at: WND.com