Texas Sen. Ted Cruz suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination after losing key states to businessman Donald Trump.
His suspension, followed closely by Gov. John Kasich’s, essentially handed the nomination to Trump. However, the nomination won’t be official until the GOP convention, which is still more than two months away.
On Tuesday morning, Cruz suggested to conservative talk radio show host Glenn Beck that the door for him to re-enter the race wasn’t entirely closed, and that “if there is a path to victory” in the GOP primary, he would “respond accordingly.”
There had been talk that, although Cruz had suspended his campaign, he would still receive votes from supporters in Nebraska’s primary on Tuesday.
In fact, Sen. Marco Rubio, Gov. John Kasich, Dr. Ben Carson and Cruz are all still on Nebraska’s primary ballot despite having suspended their respective campaigns.
Presumably, Trump will win the state because he is the only candidate actually left in the race. However, with the raging animosity within the GOP, it’s not too far-fetched that other candidates could receive a significant number of votes, particularly Cruz who was arguably Trump’s most viable opponent.
Beck asked Cruz if he would reconsider re-entering the race if he miraculously pulled off a win in Nebraska’s primary, but the senator’s answer left much to speculate about.
“Well, I am not holding my breath,” Cruz responded. “My assumption is that that will not happen, but listen, let’s be very clear. If there is a path to victory, we launched this campaign intending to win. The reason we suspended the race last week is with Indiana’s loss, I didn’t see a viable path to victory. If that changes, we will certainly respond accordingly.”
Listen to Cruz’s comments here:
Trump likely won’t be too pleased to hear this, as he has already been struggling to unite the GOP. The last thing Trump’s campaign needs is another candidate, especially Cruz, popping back up and challenging him while he is trying to focus on beating Hillary Clinton, the likely Democrat nominee, in November.
H/T The Daily Caller
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