Sen. Ted Cruz’s victory in his home state was sweet, but his wins in Oklahoma and Alaska were even sweeter. The trio of Republican presidential primary victories gave Mr. Cruz new grounds to claim he is in the strongest position to lead the party’s opposition to businessman Donald Trump.
Mr. Cruz’s chief rival for second place in the GOP field, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, managed to land his first win of the primary season, in the Minnesota caucuses. But even after a big, 11th hour push in Virginia, Mr. Rubio lost there to Mr. Trump.
Mr. Rubio, in a speech to supporters in Florida on Tuesday night, promised to seize a home-state victory on March 15. For the two weeks until then, Mr. Cruz will have bragging rights as the candidate who has the most victories over Mr. Trump—now in four states, including his earlier win in Iowa.
“This is a huge night that turns it into a two-man race,” said Saul Anuzis, a Cruz supporter and former chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. “Cruz is the only person who can seriously challenge Trump, and all the other candidates have to make a tough decision.”
Even one of Mr. Cruz’s harshest critics, former presidential rival Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, saw the results as a game changer. “We may be in a position where we have to rally around Ted Cruz as the only way to stop Trump,” Mr. Graham said in a CBS interview.Read the rest of the story HERE.
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