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Donald Trump loses Wisconsin primary to Ted Cruz

Donald Trump during the first Republican debate of 2016 for presidential hopefuls
Donald Trump during the first Republican debate of 2016 for presidential hopefuls

A RESURGENT Ted Cruz has won the Wisconsin primary securing 51.4% of the vote while his rival Donald Trump locked down 32%. 

And on the other side of the political fence Hilary Clinton has lost the Democratic primary to her rival Bernie Sanders, by a slim margin of of 54.6% to 45.1%. 

The results throw into doubt what many had expected - a Clinton v Trump showdown at the election. 

Many Republicans hoping to defeat Trump had said in the lead up to the Wisconsin primary that a Cruz win was essential to prevent the billionaire building an unassailable lead. 

In his acceptance speech Cruz, a Texan Senator, said his campaign had raised more than $2 million in the wake of the win. 

"We have had over 1.3 million contributions," Mr Cruz said. 

Topics:  editors picks ted cruz us election 2016



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