Breaking: Ted Cruz Sweeps Wyoming Today

 

Conservatives, get out your brooms, Cruz swept all 14 delegates at stake today in Wyoming. Reuters reports:

Republican U.S. presidential hopeful Ted Cruz won all 14 delegates at stake on Saturday in Wyoming, besting rival Donald Trump, who made little effort to win the rural state, and further narrowing the gap in the race for the party’s nomination.

Senator Ted Cruz spoke in Casper, Wyoming as the state’s GOP completed the process of selecting its delegates to send to the Republican National Convention. Reuters summarized as follows:

Cruz spoke at the convention, capping off a months-long effort to organize support in the state. Trump had originally planned to send former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who remains popular among conservatives, as a surrogate, but she canceled at the last minute.

Cruz spoke about local issues in Wyoming, the largest coal-producing state. He discussed the Democratic “attack” on the fossil fuel, saying President Barack Obama has tried to put the coal industry out of business through government regulations targeting air pollution.

“America is the Saudi Arabia of coal, and we are going to develop our industry,” Cruz said.

According to the report from Reuters, this brings the total number of delegates earned by Senator Cruz to 559. After Senator Cruz’s win today in Wyoming, Mr. Trump now needs to earn 60 percent of the remaining available delegates to receive the first ballot nomination from the Republican Party in July.

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  1. SEnkey Inactive

    This is great news. Thanks for the update.

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    • April 16, 2016, at 6:25 PM PDT
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  2. BrentB67 Inactive

    The articles I read indicate Ted Cruz was the only candidate to appear in Wyoming.

    The others don’t have any room to complain about it being rigged when they don’t show up.

    Cruz may (probably) come up short of the 1,237 before Cleveland, but nobody is out hustling him getting ready for Cleveland.

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    • April 16, 2016, at 6:26 PM PDT
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  3. Josh F. Inactive
    Josh F. Post author

    Will the main feed deign to include an update on Ted’s victory before the Sunday morning news consumption begins? We can only hope.

    EDIT- The significance of Ted’s victory validated.

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    • April 16, 2016, at 6:28 PM PDT
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  4. Roberto, Crusty Old Timer Member

    Fourteen isn’t a ton, but it is something. I’ll take it, thank you Wyoming.

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    • April 16, 2016, at 6:31 PM PDT
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  5. Josh F. Inactive
    Josh F. Post author

    If only Ted Tsunami was actually alliterative like MarcoMentum

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    • April 16, 2016, at 6:36 PM PDT
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  6. Eustace C. Scrubb Member

    Will the main feed deign to include an update on Ted’s victory before the Sunday morning news consumption begins? We can only hope.

    It deigned!

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    • April 16, 2016, at 8:18 PM PDT
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  7. Franz Drumlin Member

    I clicked on The Drudge Report and my computer started spewing blood and puffs of sulphuric smoke so I figured something was happening somewhere.

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    • April 16, 2016, at 8:29 PM PDT
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  8. Josh F. Inactive
    Josh F. Post author

    Eustace C. Scrubb:Will the main feed deign to include an update on Ted’s victory before the Sunday morning news consumption begins? We can only hope.

    It deigned!

    I think I love that word because of Justice Thomas’s confirmation hearings.

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    • April 16, 2016, at 8:30 PM PDT
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  9. Josh F. Inactive
    Josh F. Post author

    Franz Drumlin:I clicked on The Drudge Report and my computer started spewing blood and puffs of sulphuric smoke so I figured something was happening somewhere.

    I was never one to actually go to Drudge. The stupid layout of the page irks me so much I just avoid it.

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    • April 16, 2016, at 8:58 PM PDT
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  10. The Cloaked Gaijin Member

    Josh Farnsworth:

    Franz Drumlin:I clicked on The Drudge Report and my computer started spewing blood and puffs of sulphuric smoke so I figured something was happening somewhere.

    I was never one to actually go to Drudge. The stupid layout of the page irks me so much I just avoid it.

    The Drudge Report was the greatest for 15-plus years.

    “We have got the Drudge Report.” — Ted Cruz, January 24, 2016

    Well, so much for that. Perhaps Drudge 2017 will be okay though.

    The Wyoming does give Cruz his 8th state, allowing him to meet the requirements for RNC Rule 40(b) which requires that a candidate has to show support of a majority of delegates in 8 states to be eligible as the nominee.

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    • April 16, 2016, at 9:20 PM PDT
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  11. Saint Augustine Member

    And he’s probably getting LA (sorry, Donald) and maybe even MN (thanks for admitting defeat, Marco).

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    • April 17, 2016, at 12:41 AM PDT
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  12. Marion Evans Inactive

    I guess Trump doesn’t do well in rectangular states: Wyoming, Colorado.

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    • April 17, 2016, at 3:31 AM PDT
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  13. Seawriter Member

    Franz Drumlin:I clicked on The Drudge Report and my computer started spewing blood and puffs of sulphuric smoke so I figured something was happening somewhere.

    I noticed the headline – and chuckled.

    Seawriter

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    • April 17, 2016, at 4:39 AM PDT
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  14. Percival Thatcher

    Cruz and his team read the rules and acted on the information therein.

    Cheater!

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    • April 17, 2016, at 4:58 AM PDT
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  15. The Cloaked Gaijin Member

    Marion Evans:I guess Trump doesn’t do well in rectangular states: Wyoming, Colorado.

    Not to mention Kansas and North Dakota…

    Maybe the power of rectangle can help tame Pennsylvania and Connecticut…

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    • April 17, 2016, at 5:25 AM PDT
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  16. Kevin Creighton Contributor

    I don’t think I’ve spent more than five seconds on Drudge. His page design makes my soul ache.

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    • April 17, 2016, at 5:28 AM PDT
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  17. Marion Evans Inactive

    The Cloaked Gaijin:

    Marion Evans:I guess Trump doesn’t do well in rectangular states: Wyoming, Colorado.

    Not to mention Kansas and North Dakota…

    Maybe the power of rectangle can help tame Pennsylvania and Connecticut…

    If so, he is going to be fired mercilessly in Nebraska, South Dakota and New Mexico. Maybe even Montana, Oregon and Washington.

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    • April 17, 2016, at 5:30 AM PDT
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  18. Kevin Creighton Contributor

    “‘We know how to read. We read the rules. The rules don’t favor us,’ (Trump advisor) Cobb said Friday, later adding, ‘the Allies didn’t invade every Japanese island. We skipped some to get to the prize’.” -CNN

    Cobb sees Wyoming as a place to invade, not campaign. Nice way to treat flyover country.

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    • April 17, 2016, at 5:34 AM PDT
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  19. Seawriter Member

    Kevin Creighton: Cobb sees Wyoming as a place to invade, not campaign. Nice way to treat flyover country.

    Despite running as a Republican Trump is not a Republican. Trump is a Democrat. That is how Democrats treat elections – as wars. The only problem is the defeated are not killed, and more resentful the next go-around. Abraham Lincoln (a real Republican) offered the best advice about destroying enemies: “I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.” Sometimes you cannot, but it works better than starting off with scorched earth.

    Seawriter

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    • April 17, 2016, at 5:50 AM PDT
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  20. Grey Lady Inactive

    Seawriter:

    Despite running as a Republican Trump is not a Republican. Trump is a Democrat.

    Seawriter

    This is what drives me crazy about Trump’s whining about being “stabbed in the back” by the GOP. Doesn’t that imply that you were once allies and then betrayed? How can you be stabbed in the back by a group you never supported in the first place?

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    • April 17, 2016, at 6:18 AM PDT
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  21. Josh F. Inactive
    Josh F. Post author

    I leave you to discern the subtext of the below Drudge headline, but apparently the primary qualification for President is an alleged lack of need for Cialis or Viagara.


    WORLD ON DEFENSE
    TRUMP DRIVES CHINA CRAZY!

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    • April 17, 2016, at 6:39 AM PDT
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  22. I Walton Member

    Substance matters. http://www.redstate.com/diary/apkyletexas/2016/04/15/cruz-goes-uber-wonk-cnbc-proves-hes-adult-race/?utm_source=rsmorningbriefing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl

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    • April 17, 2016, at 6:57 AM PDT
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  23. 4CuriousJohn Thatcher

    Josh Farnsworth:

    Franz Drumlin:I clicked on The Drudge Report and my computer started spewing blood and puffs of sulphuric smoke so I figured something was happening somewhere.

    I was never one to actually go to Drudge. The stupid layout of the page irks me so much I just avoid it.

    agree. ……. The page layout has also troubled me to the point I’ve tried serval times and I can’t read it. I’m glad I’m not the only one.

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    • April 17, 2016, at 7:21 AM PDT
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  24. iWe Reagan
    iWe

    I used to go to Drudge the time. I like the layout – simple, and easy to scan. But I am now off it cold turkey. Trying the alternatives offered here…

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    • April 17, 2016, at 8:00 AM PDT
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  25. Profile Photo Member

    Thanks I Walton, that interview was great. A candidate that can form a complete sentence, how refreshing! Cruz really is improving as a candidate, hope he keeps it up.

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    • April 17, 2016, at 8:17 AM PDT
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  26. Seawriter Member

    J. Martin Rogers: Cruz really is improving as a candidate, hope he keeps it up.

    Cruz has always been this. The media normally carefully edits his appearances to hide it.

    Seawriter

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    • April 17, 2016, at 8:21 AM PDT
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  27. Carey J. Inactive

    Seawriter:

    Kevin Creighton: Cobb sees Wyoming as a place to invade, not campaign. Nice way to treat flyover country.

    Despite running as a Republican Trump is not a Republican. Trump is a Democrat. That is how Democrats treat elections – as wars. The only problem is the defeated are not killed, and more resentful the next go-around. Abraham Lincoln (a real Republican) offered the best advice about destroying enemies: “I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.” Sometimes you cannot, but it works better than starting off with scorched earth.

    Seawriter

    I wish GOP candidates treated the general election as a war. We’d have been spared at least four years of Obama. The GOP would also not be dealing with Donald Trump as its frontrunner.

    Trump’s willingness to “go to war” is actually one of the things I like most about him. Republicans treat general elections like a croquet match. Democrats treat them like a mixed martial arts match. Actually, that’s not quite true. MMA matches have some rules.

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    • April 17, 2016, at 8:27 AM PDT
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  28. Susan Quinn Contributor

    One of Trump’s latest comments is that he’s going to make the states change their rules for how delegates are chosen. So much for states’ rights.

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    • April 17, 2016, at 8:31 AM PDT
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  29. Saint Augustine Member

    Susan Quinn:One of Trump’s latest comments is that he’s going to make the states change their rules for how delegates are chosen. So much for states’ rights.

    But it’s not the states. It’s the state parties. The national party can change the rules for the state parties without violating the rights of states.

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    • April 17, 2016, at 8:58 AM PDT
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  30. Seawriter Member

    Carey J.: I wish GOP candidates treated the general election as a war.

    This is a general election:

    election

    Arlington, Virginia polling place

    This is a war:

    richmond

    Richmond, Virginia in 1865

    Understand the difference and be careful what you wish for.

    Seawriter

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