Ted Cruz Wins Kansas and Maine GOP Primary Battles
Senator Ted Cruz was primary elections in Kansas and Maine on Saturday.
Cruz and Donald Trump won delegates in both states. Kasich won delegates in Maine. Marco Rubio was shut out in both states.
The AP reported:
Ted Cruz claimed an easy victory in Kansas, and Republicans said he won Maine in Saturday’s four-state round of Republican voting, fresh evidence that there’s no quick end in sight to the fractious GOP race for president. Cruz and Trump were in a tight race for Kentucky.
Kansas Democrats gave Bernie Sanders a win, as voters in three states chose between the Vermont senator and Hillary Clinton.
“God bless Kansas,” Cruz declared during a rally in Idaho, which votes in three days. “The scream you hear, the howl that comes from Washington D.C., is utter terror at what we the people are doing together.”
The Texas senator defeated Trump by more than a 2-to-1 margin in Kansas, and early returns showed he and Trump were in a tight races for Kentucky. Cruz, a tea party favorite, attributed his strong showing to conservatives coalescing behind his candidacy, calling it a “manifestation of a real shift in momentum.”