By the time Ted Cruz took the stage for a campaign rally in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, he was already the winner of the Kansas caucuses. And he was in the mood to celebrate.
“And the scream you hear, the howl that comes from Washington, D.C., is the utter terror at what we the people are doing together,” Cruz told a crowd of about 1,600 people who packed into a county fairgrounds building.
Idaho votes on Tuesday, but Cruz was hoping to collect more victories on Saturday. He even got ahead of himself, telling the crowd “God bless Kansas and God bless Maine” — even though there is no winner yet in Maine.
Cruz told reporters after his speech that a win in the GOP nominating race by Donald Trump “in all likelihood” would lead to a Hillary Clinton presidency.
He says “65 to 70 percent of Republicans believe Donald Trump is not the best candidate to go head to head with Hillary Clinton.”