The Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz wins the first vote for the 2016 US presidential election.
Rallying against the media, lobbies and Washington, a beaming Cruz declared that the victory achieved in the recent Iowa election belonged to every courageous conservative. Ted Cruz wins the election by taking 28% of the Republican votes. He successfully beat Donald Trump and Marco Rubio. Outspoken candidate Donald Trump was regarded as a frontrunner in the race.
The Democratic vote still being counted, however, Hillary Clinton is leading it with a narrow margin. She is running against Bernie Sanders. With 95% of the votes counted, despite leading with a narrow margin, Hillary Clinton is breathing a sigh of relief. Her rival, 74-year-old Sanders, declared the vote a tie as the former first lady refrained herself from declaring victory. On the other side, the Republican vote did not offer any ambiguity.
Ted Cruz wins the vote despite Donald Trump’s supposedly enormous fan following. Mr. Cruz had been very active in the state as he tried to woo evangelicals and conservatives.
The 45-year-old fiery speaker from Des Moines relished his victory amid loud country music in a rally. Ted Cruz is regarded as a thorn in the side of the Republican Party to which he belonged. Ted Cruz wins the election proving that organization is much more important than enthusiasm when it comes to election campaigns. He was trailing behind Donald Trump only two-week before the elections, yet Ted Cruz wins rather comfortably.
During the victory speech, he offered thanks to the grassroots supporters who had made it possible. Cruz had invested a lot of hard work in making sure that the key state remains firmly in his hands.
All those efforts pay off as Ted Cruz wins the elections. With this victory, Mr. Cruz has gained momentum to carry on his fight for a relatively moderate electorate in New Hampshire. After that, in the following weeks, he will again have to woo evangelicals and conservative voters in the Southern States.
Ted Cruz will also have to worry about Senator Marco Rubio who finished third in the Iowa election. Mr. Trump, who failed to mobilize his supporters, may also become a menace in the coming days.
In his speech, Mr. Cruz declared that the state of Iowa had clearly stated through its vote that they will not allow the next US president to be chosen by the establishment in Washington or the popular media.
“Tonight is a victory for courageous conservatives across Iowa and all across this great nation.”
Marco Rubio has been strutting through the past few months to gain some traction, and his performance in the election is far better than was expected. He is only one percent point behind Donald Trump.
On the Democratic side, the former governor of Maryland Democrat Martin O’Malley suspended his election campaign leaving the field for just two candidates. Republican candidate Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, also suspended his campaign.