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RNC: Trump ‘presumptive nominee’ as Cruz quits

Ted Cruz suspended his campaign for the Republican nomination Tuesday after front-runner Donald Trump crushed the Texas senator in the Indiana primary and essentially locked up the Republican Party nomination.

Trump won all 57 of the state’s delegates, prompting Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee to call him the “presumptive GOP nominee.”

Priebus tweeted: “@realDonaldTrump will be presumptive @GOP nominee, we all need to unite and focus on defeating @HillaryClinton #NeverClinton.”

“We gave it all we got. But the voters chose another path,” Cruz said in his farewell speech. “We are suspending our campaign. But hear me now I am not suspending our fight for liberty.”

Also in Indiana, Democrat Bernie Sanders won his race against front-runner Hillary Clinton.

In Trump’s victory speech Tuesday, he celebrated what he called a “tremendous victory.”

“It’s been an unbelievable day and evening and year,” he said. “It’s a beautiful thing to watch and a beautiful thing to behold. And we’re going to make America great again.”

Trump continued, “I have to tell you that I’ve competed all my life. I’m a competitive person. All my life I’ve been in competitions. … I have to tell you that I have met some of the most incredible competitors that I have ever competed against right here in the Republican Party.”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/05/indiana-results-trump-clears-path-to-gop-nomination/#ZSP0qMTYhLPdSwCa.99

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