'Tonight Is a Turning Point': Cruz Wins Wisconsin GOP Primary
Ted Cruz is calling his win in tonight's Wisconsin's primary "a turning point" in the election.
"Tonight is a turning point," the Texas senator said. "It is a rallying cry. It is a call from the hard-working men and women of Wisconsin to the people of America: we have a choice. A real choice. ...
"And tonight, here in Wisconsin, a state where the media had said just a few weeks ago was a 'perfect state for Donald Trump to win,' the working men and women of Wisconsin have stood up and campaigned tirelessly to make sure that tonight was a victory for every American who cares about the future of our country."
Cruz said that he's increasingly confident that his campaign will win the majority of delegates, either before or at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
He also said tonight is "a bad night for Hillary Clinton."
"It was a bad night in the Democratic primary, and it was an even worse night for her in the Republican primary. ...
"Hillary, get ready, here we come."
Shortly before, Fox News projected that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will defeat Donald Trump in Wisconsin’s Republican presidential primary.
The victory helps Cruz slow Trump’s momentum after a rough week on the campaign trail for the New York businessman.
Exit polls showed Cruz enjoying his highest support of the campaign among evangelical Christians.
Buoyed by conservative talk show hosts and others opposed to a Trump bid, the Texas senator led in most GOP polls leading up to Tuesday’s primary.
He also had the endorsement of Gov. Scott Walker.