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Cruz quits Republican race

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 01:39

Ted Cruz drops his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination but leaves the door open for another run in the future. Paul Chapman reports.

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Ted Cruz was counting on Indiana to slow the advance of rival Donald Trump. Instead the state put the final nail in the coffin of Cruz's bid for the Republican presidential nomination. (SOUNDBITE)(English) TED CRUZ, REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, SAYING: "From the beginning I've said that I would continue on as long as there was a viable path to victory. Tonight I'm sorry to say it appears that path has been foreclosed." With the Indiana primary under his belt and Cruz out of the way Trump now has a seemingly clear path for the Republican nomination. (SOUNDBITE)(English) DONALD TRUMP, REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, SAYING: "I don't know if he likes me or doesn't like me but has been one hell of a competitor. He is a tough, smart guy and he's got an amazing future. He's got an amazing future, so I want to congratulate Ted, and I know how tough it is, it's tough, it's tough. I've had some moments where it was not looking so good and it's not a great feeling." Cruz hasn't ruled out another presidential nomination run in the future. For now his next test is working out what role he'll play in the coming election and whether he'll throw his weight behind Trump after months of attacks.

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Cruz quits Republican race

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 01:39