Cruz, Sanders victorious in Wisconsin

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Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Bernie Sanders scored important victories in the Wisconsin Presidential Primary Tuesday night.

42 delegates were at stake for the GOP candidates; 86 were at stake for the Democrats.

By winning Wisconsin, Sanders added 47 delegates to his total. It was his sixth victory in the last seven contests.

Ted Cruz earned 36 delegates to Donald Trump’s 6.

“Together, we will win a majority of the delegates, and together, we will beat Hillary Clinton in November,” Cruz said. His camp is touting the victory as a turning point.

In a statement, Donald Trump’s campaign continued its attack on Cruz.

“Ted Cruz is worse than a puppet --- he is a Trojan horse, being used by the party bosses attempting to steal the nomination from Mr. Trump,” it said.

“We have total confidence that Mr. Trump will go on to win in New York, where he holds a substantial lead in all the polls, and beyond.”

As of now, Trump still leads Cruz in delegates, 743-517. 1237 are needed to win. Clinton’s lead over Sanders, including superdelegates, is 1748-1058. 2,383 delegates are needed to win the nomination.

The Wyoming Democratic Caucus is up next on April 9.

The next big contest involving both parties is April 19 in New York. 95 delegates are at stake for the GOP, while 291 are at stake for the Democrats.

 

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