Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Ted Cruz drops out of the Republican presidential race

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Ted Cruz drops out of race: 'We left it all on the field in Indiana'
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By Sean Sullivan and Katie Zezima May 3 at 11:19 PM

INDIANAPOLIS — Thirteen months after launching his campaign for president on the promise of being the purest conservative in the contest before a large and exuberant crowd, Ted Cruz ended it abruptly Tuesday night in a cavernous room here in front of a small group of downtrodden supporters.

Acknowledging that he had no path forward against Donald Trump, the senator from Texas suspended his bid in the state he had hoped would keep him afloat until a contested Republican convention, where his strong relationships with party activists would help him claim the nomination.

Instead, his final speech was met with gasps and shouts of “No!” After weeks of telling backers he planned to become his party’s standard-bearer at the Cleveland convention, he explained that the razor-thin track he was pursuing to the nomination was gone.

“Tonight, I’m sorry to say, it appears that path has been foreclosed,” he said. “Together, we left it all on the field in Indiana.”

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