Cruz Drops Out, Trump Presumptive GOP Nominee

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Another one bites the dust. Texas Senator Ted Cruz dropped out of the 2016 Presidential Race after a stinging loss in the Indiana Republican primary.

“We are suspending our campaign,” Cruz said Tuesday night. “From the beginning I said I would continue on if there was a viable path to victory. Tonight, it appears that path has been closed.”

He got trumped by Trump.

Donald Trump surged to a decisive victory in the primary. Though the real-estate mogul won’t secure the 1,237 delegates he needs to formally claim the nomination until June, his Indiana triumph makes it almost impossible to stop him.

Cruz tried everything to pull off a last ditch win in Indiana, including the unusual move of selecting Carly Fiorina as his running mate even though he wasn’t the nominee. He also forged a pact with John Kasich that would allow him to focus on Indiana while the Ohio governor would devote his time to later states.

But none of the moves worked.