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It's a Good Day for Cruz in Wyoming

He wins 9 of the 12 delegates up for grabs Saturday
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 12, 2016 7:30 PM CST
It's a Good Day for Cruz in Wyoming
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a campaign rally at the Adam's Mark Hotel Saturday, March 12, 2016, in Kansas City, Mo.    (Charlie Riedel)

(Newser) – Ted Cruz won most of the delegates at stake in Saturday's Republican county conventions in Wyoming. The Texas senator won nine of the 12 delegates that were up for grabs. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and billionaire businessman Donald Trump won one apiece. One delegate was uncommitted. The AP is not declaring a winner in Wyoming on Saturday because another 14 of the state's delegates will be awarded at the party's state convention on April 16.

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Trump leads the overall race for delegates with 460. Cruz has 369, Rubio has 153 and John Kasich has 54. It takes 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination for president. Elsewhere, Cruz was also the only GOP candidate to win a delegate in Guam Saturday. (Read more Election 2016 stories.)

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