Cruz scoops up 14 more delegates


Washington / AFP

Republican Ted Cruz picked up more delegates in the race for the White House, winning all 14 that were up for grabs at his party’s state convention in Wyoming.
The sweep comes as the Texas senator is attempting to chip away at rival Donald Trump’s lead in the contest for the Republican presidential nomination.
“Thank you Wyoming!” Cruz tweeted after the victory in the western state.
“We had a tremendous show of grassroots support that resulted in a critical victory at today’s Wyoming Republican Convention,” he said in a statement. “This is another step in our drive to win a majority of Republicans to be the nominee.” Cruz was expected to do well in the conservative state because of a solid ground operation and because he had been campaigning there—unlike rival Trump, who has focused on delegate-rich New York primary on Tuesday.

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