Published On: Mon, Apr 4th, 2016

North Dakota Ted Cruz wins delegates, Kasich campaign delusional, Carson stumps for Trump

Ted Cruz claimed a majority of delegates in North Dakota on Sunday as Republicans selected their 25 national delegates, designating 18 for Cruz, a big win for the Texas senator.

photo/ donkeyhotey

photo/ donkeyhotey

State Party Chairman Kelly Armstrong was selected to chair their convention delegation and chose Republican National Committeeman Curly Haugland and RNC Committeewoman Sandy Boehler to serve on the powerful convention rules committee.

The delegates who said they were supporting Cruz Sunday were adamant in their support. Rick Becker, who ran a close race for the Republican nomination for governor at the convention, said he didn’t want to hold out making a decision in order to be wooed by candidates.
“Should I play that game? No, I don’t care. If I was actually undecided, I’d say that, but I just kind of, I’m always standing by principle, as boring as that might be. I know I’m going to support Cruz, I can’t fathom what would occur.” Becker said. “Holding out for a helicopter ride, or the goodie bags, or all that kind of crap. I’m just, I’m not interested in that.”
“I’m thrilled to have the vote of confidence of Republican voters in North Dakota who delivered such a resounding victory today,” Cruz said in a statement. “As I met them over the weekend, North Dakota Republicans recognized that I am the only candidate who can move this country forward by protecting freedom and liberty. Whether we defeat Donald Trump before the convention or at it, I’m energized to have the support of the vast majority of North Dakota delegates.”
The delegates are unbound and the other candidate were trying to spin the move or lock down votes for their candidate.

Cruz strong arm tactics fail in ND, where he lost key floor vote & helped elect delegates who will vote @johnkasich in Cleveland. #NDGOP16 — John Weaver (@JWGOP) April 3, 2016

Former candidate Ben Carson rallied the more than 1,600 state delegates for Trump Sunday morning, with a speech focused heavily on faith and his efforts to “teach” Trump religion and spirituality while lobbying leaders to support Trump.
Donald Trump photo/ donkeyhotey

Donald Trump photo/ donkeyhotey

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