INDIANAPOLIS (WIVB) — After losing the last stronghold that could propel opponents of Donald Trump to a contested convention, Trump’s greatest opponent has suspended his presidential campaign.
Ted Cruz announced on Tuesday after Trump’s powerful victory in Indianapolis that he would no longer contest the Republican front-runner, conceding his defeat in the race for the White House.
The move comes just a week after highlighting who he would select as his Vice President in Carly Fiorina, who at one time referred to Cruz as the next President of the United States. On Tuesday, she announced him only as “a great man.”
“It appears that path has been foreclosed. Together, we left it all on the field, we gave it everything we’ve got. The voters chose a different path,” Cruz said. “We are suspending our campaign. But hear me now, I am not suspending our fight for liberty.”
Cruz brought onto the stage with him his wife and his two daughters, to thank them for their support.
Without Cruz in the race, Trump has all but won the nomination, becoming the Republican choice for the final vote in November. Reince Priebus, the Chairman of the Republican National Convention, confirmed Trump is who will be on the ballot in November.
In a Tweet, Priebus said, Donald Trump will be [the] presumptive GOP nominee, we all need to unite and focus on defeating Hillary Clinton.”