By Holly Bailey 7 hours ago
- [url=https://www.tumblr.com/share/photo?clickthru=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.yahoo.com%2Ftrump-wins-arizona-but-cruz-holds-out-hope-for-044740844.html%3Fsoc_src%3Dmediacontentstory%26soc_trk%3Dtu&caption=Donald Trump easily won Arizona%E2%80%99s Republican presidential primary Tuesday%2C adding another key winner-take-all state in his push toward the GOP nomination. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was holding out for a win in Utah%2C where he has been polling ahead of Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. If he can capture 50 percent of the vote in Utah%2C Cruz would win all 40 delegates at stake%2C slightly offsetting Trump%E2%80%99s 58 delegates in][/url]
Donald Trump throws a thumbs-up to supporters at a campaign rally Saturday in Fountain Hills, Ariz. (Photo: Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
Donald Trump easily won Arizona’s Republican presidential primary Tuesday, adding another key winner-take-all state in his push toward the GOP nomination. But Texas Sen. Ted Cruz picked up a win in Utah, nearly countering Trump’s gains and won the endorsement of a former rival, ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
By capturing at least 50 percent of the vote in Utah, Cruz won all 40 delegates at stake, slightly offsetting Trump’s 58 delegates in Arizona. If no candidate had exceeded 50 percent, the delegates would have been awarded proportionally, a significant loss for Republicans scrambling to stop Trump from securing the party nomination ahead of what increasingly looks like a contested GOP convention this summer.