Politics

Cruz: Back Into Race If He Wins Nebraska

| by Ray Brown
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of TexasRepublican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said he might get back in the presidential race if he wins the Nebraska primary, but he might simply have been joking.

Cruz appeared on Glenn Beck's show May 10 and the conservative host, along with his co-host Pat Gray, urged the Texas Senator to get back into the Republican primary race to beat Trump. Throughout the primary, Beck was a vociferous critic of the presumptive Republican nominee.

“Are you leaving the door open, if Nebraska were to somehow, miraculously choose you tonight — if that happened, would you consider getting back in the race?” Gray asked, according to the Washington Post.

“Pat's going for the hail Mary!” Beck chimed in.

“Well, I am not holding my breath,” Cruz said. “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 was with the Indiana loss, I didn’t see a path to victory. If that changes, we will certainly respond accordingly.”

Gray took that as a positive.

“I don’t know about you, Nebraska, but I take that as a yes!” he said.

“I want you to know: The minute you un-suspend your campaign, John Kasich would, too,” Beck said.

According to FiveThirtyEight, Nebraska is favorable territory for the evangelical candidate. But with both Cruz and Republican Gov. John Kasich officially out of the race, the likelihood of Trump losing is small.

Sources: Washington Post, FiveThirtyEight / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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