In shocking news tonight that will prove to be one of the biggest moments of a turbulent and fascinating race for Republican presidential nomination, Ted Cruz has officially suspended his campaign.
After a significant loss tonight to Donald Trump in a critical race for the hearts of Indiana voters, Cruz decided to end his battle with the real estate mogul, essentially securing a nomination for Trump at the upcoming Republican convention. Mathematically, the only other candidate in the race, John Kasich, has practically no chance of taking away the 1,237 delegates Trump needs but might still be looking at a path to victory.
Amidst howls of indignation, Cruz gave a concession speech, according to CNBC, instead of the Indiana victory speech he had fought hard for.
"From the beginning I've said that I would continue on as long as there was a viable path to victory. Tonight, I'm sorry to say, it appears that path has been foreclosed," Cruz said. "The voters chose another path, and so with a heavy heart, but with boundless optimism for the long-term future of our nation, we are suspending our campaign."
Kasich reiterated tonight that he's staying in the race until the July convention.