Published April 5, 2016 by Fox News
Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Bernie Sanders were projected to win Wisconsin’s presidential nominating contests Tuesday, dampening Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s hopes of wrapping up the race any time soon — and putting heavy pressure on the front-runners to recapture the momentum in contests later this month.
Sanders in particular has been on a winning streak of late, vowing to take his insurgent campaign next to Clinton’s adopted home state of New York, which votes in two weeks. His win in Wisconsin is his sixth of the last seven primaries and caucuses.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz also pointed to his win Tuesday as a sign that the tides are turning against Republican front-runner Trump.
“Tonight is a turning point,” Cruz boldly declared at a rally in Milwaukee. “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.”
The win comes after a rough week on the campaign trail for the New York businessman. Yet Cruz, despite winning in Wisconsin and outmaneuvering Trump lately in the grueling battle for delegates, still faces challenging terrain in the weeks ahead. Trump has a clear lead in New York polls, ahead of the state’s April 19 primary.Follow @FortySixNews