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On Tuesday night, Ted Cruz officially suspended his campaign for presidency, one week after announcing Carly Fiorina as his Vice President.

After the Indiana primary on Tuesday, Donald Trump won against Cruz with 53.2% of the votes compared to Cruz’s 36.7% of the votes (1). This caused Trump to gain all 51 delegates from Indiana, and with that loss, Cruz dropped out of the race.

With Trump’s win in Indiana, it is virtually impossible for Cruz to gain enough delegates to secure the Republic nomination over Trump. By Cruz dropping out of the race, Trump is almost guaranteed the presidential nomination.


The only one who remained in the race was John Kasich who, in response to Cruz’s withdrawal, remained determined to continue his campaign. According to CNN, Ben Hansen, Kasich’s campaign manager, responded to Cruz’s dropout, saying “Sen. Ted Cruz just dropped out of the presidential race and it’s up to us to stop Trump and unify our party in time to defeat Hillary Clinton” (2).


However, not even 24 hours later, Kasich officially suspended his campaign, leaving Trump the sole Republican candidate.


Kasich only won one state during the primaries, his home state of Ohio. This left him trailing behind Marco Rubio in the delegate count even though Rubio suspended his campaign in March.

Many Republican loyalists are not happy about Trump gaining the Republican nomination. However, the Republican National Committee Chairman tweeted on Tuesday that Trump “will be presumptive GOP nominee, we all need to unite and focus on defeating Hillary Clinton,” (3) giving the impression that the party will support Trump as the Republican nominee.

The only question remains: who will he be facing in November?


1 “Indiana Primary Results.” The New York Times. 3 May 2016. Web.

2 Mattingly, Phil, and Tom LoBianco. CNN. 3 May 2016. Web.

3 Collinson, Stephen. CNN. 4 May 2016. Web.


Bailley is a PR & Advertising major from the great state of Minnesota and will remind you every chance she gets. She is a self-proclaimed doughnut enthusiast, an avid reader, and a fan of witty comedy. You can catch Bailley caffeinating the world as a barista or desperately applying for copywriting internships.