Ted Cruz Says He Might Get Back in the Race

It's all up to Nebraska now
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2016 1:54 PM CDT
Ted Cruz Says He Might Get Back in the Race
Ted Cruz speaks in Indianapolis earlier this month.   (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

The good voters of Nebraska may pull a Melisandre and resurrect the lifeless corpse of Ted Cruz's presidential campaign on Tuesday. Cruz, who dropped out of the race after losing the Indiana primary last week, tells Glenn Beck he might jump back into the race if he somehow wins the Nebraska primary. "The reason we suspended our campaign was that with the Indiana loss, I felt there was no path to victory," the Hill quotes Cruz as saying on Beck's radio show. "If that changes, we will certainly respond accordingly." Though even Cruz thinks that's a long shot. "I am not holding my breath," CBS News quotes the ex-candidate as saying. "My assumption is that will not happen."

But it wouldn't be a first. The Washington Post notes Howard Dean managed to win a contest in 2004 despite having already dropped out of the race. However, the Post also points out Cruz was likely joking during a "moment of levity" in the interview, his first since suspending his campaign. Twitter's resident Ted Cruz expert, Cruz's former college roommate Craig Mazin, also doesn't think the return of the Cruz campaign is imminent. "He simply gave a Cruzzy answer," Mazin tweets. "He learned to speak human by reading legal depositions." There are 36 delegates up for grabs in Nebraska. Cruz currently trails Trump by 500 delegates or so. (More Ted Cruz stories.)

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