Republican frontrunner and business mogul is now the presumptive nominee.
Following Donald Trump’s landslide victory in Tuesday’s Indiana primary, Ted Cruz officially announced the suspension of his campaign for President.
Trump now has a clear pathway to the nomination.
Following his victory in Tuesday’s primary, the real estate mogul advanced to within 200 delegates of the magic 1237 number necessary to clinch and move on to face Hillary Clinton in the general.
“Thank you Indiana, we were just projected to be the winner,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “We have won in every category. You are very special people – I will never forget!”
Meanwhile, Ted Cruz spoke to an emotional small crowd of supporters shortly after polls closed to address his political future.
“From the beginning I’ve said that I would continue on as long as there was a viable path to victory,” Cruz said with his wife Heidi by his side. “Tonight I’m sorry to say it appears that path has been foreclosed.”
“With a heavy heart but with boundless optimism for the long-term future of our nation, we are suspending our campaign.”
The end of the Cruz campaign came shortly the Texas Senator announced Carly Fiorina as his running mate in what many political pundits described as a desperation move. Cruz, who has been dubbed “Lyin’ Ted” by Trump and his supporters, cleared the way for the business tycoon to represent the Republican party against the criminal hag in November by dropping out (finally).
John Kasich remains in the race.
Full results from Tuesday’s voting process have been posted below: