The Republican convention erupted into tumult on Wednesday night as the bitter primary battle between Donald J. Trump and Senator Ted Cruz reignited unexpectedly, crushing hopes that the party could project unity.
Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday night attended a private dinner of conservative leaders who, looking beyond 2016, want to keep him in the forefront of their movement and plot the next stage of his political career — likely another run for the White House in 2020.
Senator Ted Cruz’s supporters are mounting an effort to seize control of the Republican platform and the rules governing the party’s July convention, the first indication that Mr. Cruz will not simply hand his delegates over to Donald J. Trump.
After a disappointing double-digit loss to Donald Trump in Indiana's primary, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz concluded he has no path to the Republican nomination and suspended his campaign. He vowed to continue his movement. RNC Chairman called Trump the "presumptive nominee."
After Ted Cruz announced he will suspend his presidential campaign, likely Republican nominee Donald Trump congratulated his former competitor on a hard-fought campaign. "He is one hell of competitor," Trump said. "He is a tough, smart guy."