Sunday 11 December 2016

Ted Cruz wins in Kansas as candidates fight in five states

Published 05/03/2016 | 13:11

Ted Cruz waves to the crowd at the Republican caucus in Wichita, Kansas (AP)
Ted Cruz waves to the crowd at the Republican caucus in Wichita, Kansas (AP)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds up a child he pulled from the crowd in New Orleans (AP)

Ted Cruz has won the Republican presidential caucuses in Kansas, adding to his victories in Iowa, Alaska, Oklahoma and his home state of Texas.

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It is the first result on a day in which Republicans are voting or holding caucuses in four states.

Mr Cruz, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and John Kasich are also competing in Maine, Kentucky and Louisiana.

Meanwhile Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are vying for support in Nebraska, Kansas and Louisiana.

Mr Cruz will collect at least 17 delegates for winning in Kansas, and Mr Trump will win at least six. There are a total of 155 delegates at stake in four the states on Saturday.

In the overall race for delegates, Mr Trump has 335 and Mr Cruz has 248. Mr Rubio has 110 delegates and Mr Kasich has 25.

It takes 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination for president.

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