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Ted Cruz Wins Wisconsin Republican Primary


Cruz will continue giving Donald Trump a run for his money.


Ted Cruz, the deeply antigay U.S. senator from Texas, has won Wisconsin's Republican presidential primary, major news outlets report.

They called the race for Cruz shortly after polls closed at 8 p.m. local time. Two hours later, with 57 percent of the vote counted, Cruz had 51 percent, businessman Donald Trump 32 percent, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich 14 percent, according to NBC News.

The outcome followed a week in which Trump, who is also no supporter of LGBT rights, made perhaps his most damaging statement ever, saying that if abortion becomes illegal, there should be some form of punishment for women who have the procedure. He later retreated to the more popular antichoice position that only doctors who perform abortions should be punished and that women are "victims" of the procedure.

Also last week, Trump's campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, was charged with misdemeanor assault on a reporter covering a rally for the candidate.

Wisconsin has 42 Republican delegates, and the primary winner gets all of them. The Associated Press's current delegate count is 737 for Trump, 505 for Cruz, and 143 for Kasich. A candidate needs 1,237 to win the party's nomination.

Watch Cruz's victory speech below.

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