— CNN (@CNN) May 4, 2016
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 4, 2016
Ted Cruz is quitting the presidential race, according to campaign manager Jeff Roe, ending one of the best-organized campaigns of 2016 after a series of stinging defeats left Donald Trump as the only candidate capable of clinching the nomination outright.
Cruz had appeared likely to go all the way to the Republican convention, but a string of massive losses in the Northeast, and his subsequent defeat in Indiana, appear to have convinced him there’s no way forward.
His wife bore th3 brunt of his frustration…
Ted Cruz elbows wife in the face after suspension campaign https://t.co/o1PKW4zxG4
— Affinity Magazine (@TheAffinityMag) May 4, 2016
And of course, Kasich is sticking with it…
John Kasich, however, pledged on Tuesday night to stay in the race until a candidate reaches 1,237 bound delegates.
Carly Fiorina files for unemployment.
— Stalingrad & Poorski (@Stalingrad_Poor) May 4, 2016
HISTORIC: Carly Fiorina is reportedly the shortest-lived vice presidential candidate in history. pic.twitter.com/azLMlKtzvR
— Breaking News Feed (@pzf) May 4, 2016
Most importantly, with Cruz’s withdrawal from the race, this means that barring something completely unexpected, the Republican party’s presidential candidate is now Donald Trump.
And it’s official…
— Reince Priebus (@Reince) May 4, 2016
“I put Trump recently at a 2% chance to be the Republican nominee. 1 in 64 chance if you round-up”-Nate Silver on August 21, 2015
— GreekFire23 (@GreekFire23) May 4, 2016
But, but, but…
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