Published March 5, 2016 by Fox News
Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz won the Kansas Republican Caucus on Saturday, the Associated Press projects.
Forty delegates are at stake in Kansas.
“God bless Kansas,” Cruz declared during a rally in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. “The scream you hear, the howl that comes from Washington D.C., is utter terror at what we the people are doing together.”
He was leading front-runner Donald Trump by more than a 2-to-1 margin with roughly 70 percent of precints reporting. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was in third and Ohio Gov. John Kasich was in fourth, according to the Associated Press.
Cruz attributed his strong showing to conservative coalescing behind his candidacy. He has now won five primaries or caucuses, compared to 10 for Trump, one Rubio and zero for Kasich.
Five states on Saturday are holding either a primary or caucus, with rivals trying to slow Trump and Hillary Clinton, the Republican and Democratic front-runners’ march to their respective party’s presidential nomination.Follow @FortySixNews