Ted Cruz has thrown in the towel. Following a devastating defeat Tuesday night in Indiana, the Texas Senator announced he's ending his campaign after a series of loses to fellow GOP candidate Donald Trump. Cruz had previously stated he intended to stay in the race until the RNC, but Trump’s latest win in Indiana has all but solidified his nomination as the Republican presidential candidate.
"I said I would continue on as long as there is a viable path to victory," Cruz said during a speech. "Tonight, I’m sorry to say, it appears that path has been foreclosed. Together we left it all on the field in Indiana. We gave it everything we got, but the voters chose another path. [...] I am suspending our campaign, but I am not suspending our fight for liberty."
Trump is now inches away from the GOP nod, and has reportedly started to vet possible running mates.
John Kasich is still in the race, though, even after getting only 8 percent of the Indiana vote Tuesday night. He also tweeted some supportive words for Cruz following the announcement of his exit: