US presidential Republican candidate Ted Cruz has withdrawn his name from the election campaign, thereby putting an end to his battle as a representative of his party.
The decision came following his loss in Indiana where Donald Trump won over him, leading to the failure of his #NeverTrump campaign in the region. He addressed the masses and thanked the people of America for their support for him. “From the beginning, I’ve said that I would continue on as long as there was a viable path to victory. Tonight, I’m sorry to say it appears that path has been foreclosed. Together, we left it on the field in Indiana. We gave it everything we got but the voters chose another path,” Cruz said during his Tuesday night speech as quoted by CNBC.
“And so with a heavy heart but with bowless optimism, for the long term future of the nation, we are suspending our campaign.”
NBC News reported on Tuesday evening that Trump would win in Indiana easily over Cruz. The latter has been the lone candidate to record a triumph over experienced politicians and political newcomers, and therefore considered to be the toughest competition for Trump. Cruz referred to his belief that indicated the American people’s choice of shift of power from democratic leadership. “Will we rise to meet the challenges that face our nation on the international stage or will we withdraw and cower timidly from the world,” he said as quoted by Sky News.
Ohio governor John Kasich released a statement on Facebook that said the Indiana results would not change his plans. “Our strategy has been and continues to be one that involves winning the nomination at an open convention,” the campaign statement said.
Ted Cruz campaigned in Indiana strongly with the support from the state’s governor and businesswoman Carly Fiorina. He was hopeful of Trump’s defeat and thought he could fight until the end, but the Indiana loss made him concede to quit this US presidential election race.