Texas senator Ted Cruz is suspending his presidential campaign for the Republican nomination following his loss to Donald Trump in the Indiana Republican primary, Cruz announced at a rally Tuesday night in Indianapolis.
“Together we left it all in the field in Indiana, we gave it everything we got,” he said. “So with a heavy a heart, but with boundless optimism, for the long term future of our nation, we are suspending our campaign,” Cruz told supporters.
Cruz was mathematically eliminated from reaching the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination on the first ballot at July’s GOP convention.
“From the beginning I said I would continue on, as long as there was a viable path,” Cruz said. “Tonight, I’m sorry to say, it appears that path has been foreclosed.”