Just one day before the crucial primary in Indiana, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz insists that he is in the race for the Republican nomination until the end as he campaigns in a last-minute blitz to attract voters.
"I am in for the distance, as long as we have a viable path to victory," he told reporters Monday in Indiana, reports Politico
. "I am competing to the end and the reason is simple — this isn't about me, it isn't about Donald Trump, it isn't about any of the candidates, it's about our country and our future. I am not willing to give up on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights."
His statement at the start of the day in which he has 10 scheduled campaign stops appears to downplay expectations of a make or break vote on Tuesday, The Hill
reports, as most polls indicate that he is trailing front-runner Donald Trump in the Hoosier State.
Indiana was touted, included by many in the Cruz camp, as crucial following Trump's sweep of five states in voting last week, with the state and its 57 delegates presenting a possible last chance to stunt the real estate mogul's charge towards achieving enough pledged delegates to win the Republican nomination on the first round of voting at the party's convention in Cleveland in July.
In the run-up to Tuesday's primary, Cruz tried to garner momentum by making a deal with Ohio Gov. John Kasich in which they agreed to focus on certain states, with Cruz devoting much of his attention to Indiana.
This was meant to ensure that the Texas senator would have his long- sought one-on-one battle with Trump. Cruz also announced that his running mate would be former business executive Carly Fiorina.
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