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Trump Virtually Clinches Nomination with Indiana Win; Cruz Drops Out

HeadlineMay 04, 2016

Donald Trump has virtually clinched the Republican nomination after his closest rival, Senator Ted Cruz, suspended his campaign following a devastating defeat in the Indiana primary. Trump won about 53 percent of the vote, capturing 51 delegates in the winner-take-all state. In his concession speech, Ted Cruz shocked his supporters by announcing his withdrawal.

Sen. Ted Cruz: “From the beginning, I’ve said that I would continue on, as long as there was a viable path to victory. Tonight, I’m sorry to say, it appears that path has been foreclosed. Together, we left it all on the field in Indiana. We gave it everything we’ve got. But the voters chose another path.”

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