By: CR Wire | April 09, 2016
In a convention that took longer than expected, Ted Cruz walked away with 13 out of 13 statewide delegates in Colorado. Over the course of a little over a week, Cruz swept every available delegate in the state, 34 delegates. The three Republican National Committee members were already chosen as delegates in the state.
The Cruz campaign celebrated its victory in a prepared statement by the senator.
“Today was another resounding victory for conservatives, Republicans, and Americans who care about the future of our country. Utah, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and tonight’s incredible results in Colorado have proven this: Republicans are uniting behind our campaign because they want a leader with real solutions who will bring back jobs, freedom, and security.
“This election is about the hope that our children can still have a more promising landscape of opportunity than generations past. It’s about bringing together Americans from all backgrounds who know that we will be stronger, more prosperous, and infinitely more free if we return power in Washington back to the people. So that Americans are free to create better jobs, live and worship freely, and once again proudly defend ‘the last best hope of earth.’
“Thank you, Colorado, and we ask moms and dads, students and retirees across this country to join us so that together we make this election a turning point for the nation.”
The win in Colorado gives Cruz a majority of the delegates in eight states. This allows him to have his name in nomination in Cleveland, under current party rules.
Cruz will make stops in California before returning to New York which votes on April 19th. The next bound delegates will be selected next weekend, in Wyoming, at their state party convention. Cruz has won a majority of the delegates already selected in Wyoming.
After the Colorado convention today, the delegate count stands at Trump 759, Cruz 552, and Kasich 144.