Cruz Effectively Wins Colorado

The Texas senator is in California Monday getting a jump start ahead of the state’s June 7 primary.

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April 11, 2016, 10:37 a.m.

Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) “pres­id­en­tial cam­paign said it raised more than $12.5 mil­lion in March, the biggest monthly fun­drais­ing total of the cam­paign. … The cam­paign did not re­lease the amount of cash it cur­rently has on hand. Cruz has in­creas­ingly been lean­ing on a su­per PAC sup­port­ing him, al­low­ing him to keep re­sources as the nom­in­a­tion fight drags on. Cruz’s cam­paign raised $66 mil­lion by the end of Feb­ru­ary but entered March with only $8 mil­lion in the bank.” (Wash­ing­ton Post)

SUC­CESS IN COL­OR­ADO: “Cruz ef­fect­ively won Col­or­ado on Fri­day, as he claimed a ma­jor­ity of the state’s 37 na­tion­al del­eg­ates. The Texas sen­at­or dom­in­ated the sev­en early del­eg­ate con­tests at the con­gres­sion­al dis­trict level, a clean sweep that earned him 17 bound na­tion­al del­eg­ates and an ad­di­tion­al four un­pledged del­eg­ates who de­clared sup­port for his cam­paign. To of­fi­cially win the state, ac­cord­ing to party lead­ers, he needs 19 bound del­eg­ates: a mark he is ex­pec­ted to reach Sat­urday at the state GOP con­ven­tion in Col­or­ado Springs.” (Den­ver Post)

Cruz was also able to add to his del­eg­ate count in Iowa and South Car­o­lina over the week­end. (TIME)

MICHIGAN STUMBLE: Cruz did suf­fer “a rare con­ven­tion loss Sat­urday after del­eg­ates back­ing” Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) and celebrity busi­ness­man Don­ald Trump (R) “boxed him out of key po­s­i­tions in the Michigan del­eg­a­tion. The Texas sen­at­or’s cam­paign ran eight del­eg­ates for eight com­mit­tee spots and lost every one.” (CNN)

CALI­FOR­NIA DREAM­IN’: “Nearly two months be­fore the state’s primary on June 7. … Cruz is head­ing west for two stops on Monday, hold­ing ral­lies in Irvine and San Diego as most of the polit­ic­al class re­mains fo­cused on a con­test about 3,000 miles away. The Cruz cam­paign views suc­cess in Cali­for­nia, which awards 172 del­eg­ates, as crit­ic­al to keep­ing … Trump from reach­ing a ma­jor­ity of del­eg­ates be­fore the Re­pub­lic­an con­ven­tion.” (New York Times)

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